Did CBS (Last.fm) Hand Over User Data to RIAA?

Did CBS (Last.fm) Hand Over User Data to RIAA?
[Via Daily Swarm]


“Both CBS and the RIAA have already stated quite clearly, for the record, that absolutely no individual user or listener information was supplied to the RIAA by last.fm or any division of CBS Corporation in the past, nor do we plan to do so in the future,” it quotes CBS Interactive as stating, adding:

“The story posted by the website was based on an unnamed tipster. No inquiry was made to CBS or last.fm about the veracity of the anonymous source. Those who consult such blogs should be aware of the standard by which such postings are sourced and published.”


Last.fm didn’t hand user data over to the RIAA. According to our source, it was their parent company, CBS, that did it. That corresponds to what our original source said in conversations we had after our initial post and before CBS lawyers became involved. But we didn’t want to update until we had an independent source for that information, too.

Here’s what we believe happened, based on our sources: CBS requested user data from Last.fm, including user name and IP address. CBS wanted the data to comply with a RIAA request but told Last.fm the data was going to be used for “internal use only.” It was only after the data was sent to CBS that Last.fm discovered the real reason for the request, say our sources. Last.fm staffers were outraged, say our sources, but the data had already been sent to the RIAA.

MOG – Apraxia

Last FM, owned by CBS, proudly allows Nazis to infect the system to disseminate racial hatred and promote violent race war. I bring this fact up to say, well, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THESE KIND OF PEOPLE? Of COURSE they are going to SELL OUT their users to MAKE A BUCK!! And since all the nazi shit is all off major labels, they run no risk of screwing with the fans of Nazi music, only EVERYONE ELSE