Well, it’s been a wild week at the Supreme Court. First the gang of nine scuttled the concept of private property in favor of big money developers. Then came a whirlwind of decisions: In the Valerie Plame affair, the journalist found liable for contempt of court is not CNN’s right wing ideologue Robert Novack, but Judith Miller of the New York Times, who has never mentioned Valerie Plame in her articles. Curious – down the rabbit hole indeed.
And finally the SCOTUS (Scotus? Scrotus? Who comes up with these acronyms?) put the whammy on peer to peer file sharing, finding Grokster liable for copyright infringement and illegal downloading using their P2P software. That sucks. No more free music.
Luckily I made a major discovery today. Sitting at lunch with some other IT guys, I found out that iTunes is now working here on Guam. I don’t know when this wondrous thing happened, since I tried in February and March and was shut down from purchasing music online.
But no more. I rushed home tonight to test this out and before I knew it, I was $30 poorer. But I know have several albums;
- La Semana, Ottmar Liebert
- Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon, The Silk Road Ensemble
- Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
This can be very dangerous. Instant music gratification. Oh boy.