RIAA denies rumors that Last.fm turned over user data

22 02 2009

Last.fm did not turn over user data after U2’s unreleased album leaked onto the Internet late last week, according to both the RIAA and the music site itself. According to a rumor circulating over the past couple of days, the record industry was up in arms after U2’s No Line on the Horizon popped up on P2P and filesharing sites, resulting in the RIAA allegedly demanding—and getting—records from Last.fm to see which users were and scrobbling tracks from the album. The CBS-owned Last.fm was happy to fork it over, or so the story goes, but both Last.fm and the RIAA deny any such thing happened.

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