Happy New Year’s Eve! I’ve just found that the new Chemical Brothers album, Push the Button, due out late January (I think) has been released on BitTorrent.
For legal reasons, I’m not downloading it. But I am egerly awaiting the release of this album, especially since I’ve heard “Electronic Battle Weapon 7” and “Galvanize” from it.
It’s a shame to see such an anticipated album being released on the internet before the actual CD is released. This has happened on nearly every other album I’ve bought this year, Palookaville – Fatboy Slim, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned – The Prodigy etc.
Saying that though, some major BitTorrent sites have also been threatened with legal action (and some taken out). The biggest, SuprNova.org, was taken down vollentarily by its owner to avert legal action. The biggest now is probably TorrentSpy, which is where I found this Chemical Brothers torrent.
It seems what began as a blog wishing you a Happy New Year’s Eve, has turned into a discussion about BitTorrent sites.
I’ll post some links later.
- I found an intresting interview with the administrator from LokiTorrent about why he is fighting the MPAA and RIAA.