Music Labels caught in hypocrisy

Music Labels caught in hypocrisy

VEVO, the music video website owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and the Abu Dhabi Media Group, has been caught in the act of online video piracy during a recent Sundance event the site hosted. What makes this most juicy is these companies are the main force behind the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has taken a very hard line stance against online media sharing, and suing children for over $22,000 for downloading songs illegally.

Tech Crunch journalists Jason Kincaid discovered this hypocrisy while attending the event sponsored by VEVO. The video screens at this event were all tuned into a pirated video stream of an NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.

The video Mr. Kincaid recorded for this story tells it all, and it should definitely warm your heart.

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About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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