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2009-05-14 15:45:00

New research by an industry group known as PRS for Music finds that file-sharing sites help make popular music acts even more popular.  According to the study, the most popular pirated music tends to be songs at the top of the charts.Conversely, there was little evidence that file-sharing sites helped new acts develop an audience.The study's authors say their research suggests that file-sharing sites are becoming an alternative broadcast network comparable to radio stations.  PRS...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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