Weird Al Yankovic can now join the ranks of the censored. Not over anything political that I’ve ever heard of but rather over the lyrics to one of his songs.
That’s right, MTV has “bleeped” parts of the song ‘Don’t Download This Song’. Specificaly, the portions bleeped were the names of several p2p filesharing programs including Morpheus, Grokster, Kazaa and Limewire.
Never mind the fact that most of the bleeped programs are pretty much out of use with most serious downloaders now useing BitTorrent type applications instead. It’s like MTV is trying to pull bamboo blinds over our eyes to keep kids listening to MTV from discovering that they can download music.
Apparently MTV is so afraid that people listening to the song will suddenly realize that there is the ability to download music that they’ll bleep the names of the programs used. I wonder how long it’s going to take for MTV to realize that they can’t stop the spread of knowledge. Especially the spread of the knowledge of how to download whatever media you’re interested in.
[Tags]mtv, music download, wierd al, p2p filesharing, file sharing, morpheus, grokster, kazaa, limewire[/tags]