Pop music magazine Rolling Stone has launched a stinging attack on the record industry for its hostile stance on peer-to-peer file (P2P) sharing.
The magazine purchased an ad in the New York Times, in which it sarcastically congratulates record labels for cracking down on P2P.
The ad, titled "A big fat thanks to record execs", reads: "Because of you, millions of kids will stop wasting time listening to new music and seeking out new bands.
"No more spreading the word to complete strangers about your artists. No more harmful exposure to thousands of bands via internet radio, either. With any luck, they won't talk about music at all."
The recording industry has been engaged in a number of controversial battles over P2P file sharing of copyrighted music and royalty issues over streaming internet radio stations.
The full ad can be read here.
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