Internet Pet Peeves

Bad timing,

Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:05:42 +0000
From: “”
Subject: Your free trial to Radio is over. Did you enjoy it?


Your free trial to Radio is about to end. If you’re enjoying it, why not
subscribe for only €3.00/month and continue listening to non-stop personalised

Best Regards,
The Team


Deny This,
by Michael Arrington on May 22, 2009

A couple of months ago Erick Schonfeld wrote a post titled “Did Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?” based on a source that has proved to be very reliable in the past. All hell broke loose shortly thereafter.

I was inclined to pay them the 3€, partly because I’ve listened a lot to a stream from them, but after this breach of their privacy agreement?

Sorry, no deal guys.

[Update: yes, I know that LastFM is disputing this story.]