RIAA website hack: MP3s offered for download

After the third in a series of website hacks, the RIAA has fixed its website … except for this page.

The page is presently getting absolutely hammered … so here’s the text:

Page title: RIAA / News / RIAA willing to try alternative approach to music-sharing services

RIAA to sue music sharers? Not Anymore

With the legal file sharing service kazaa still online, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that it intends to offer the latest albums for download from riaa.org.

As you are probably aware, the RIAA has been pursuing a policy of preventing this activity in recent months

We have recently become aware that this approach is yielding only limited results and in some cases may in fact be harming sales and the artists’ revenue stream.

The RIAA wishes to apologise for the heavy-handed manner in which the popular chinese site Listen4Ever was closed down, and would like to present the following items for free download as a token of its goodwill.

Of course the list is relatively small, but please be patient – we expect to offer over 300 next week. We also intend to offer pre-released movies in the coming months.

If what you want isn’t on the list, then please try Kazaa Lite – available here

The tracks on offer are the complete album Reanimation by Linkin Park.

It’s a long weekend in the US, so this might stay up longer than you’d think. A copy of the page is attached to this article.

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