Tech / Tunes links 7.26.07 – Stifling the Night Away

by Josh Kimball

*This video of a dude with some dribble on his chin dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy” while pushing some sort of Fisher Price walker (as well as the supposedly copyright-infringing music playing in the background) is the root cause of a miasma of litigiousness. Universal made YouTube take the vid down. Now the EFF is suing Universal. Yes: CRAZY.
*The former owner of AllofMP3 is now facing copyright infringement charges in Russia. (But what about the former owner of Hmm?) [via]
*Platform hopping: Prepare yourself for the John Mellencamp musical. “The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is a Mellencamp collaboration with Stephen King. Yes: SCARY. [via]
*The Daily Swarm thinks Paper Thin Walls is pushing into the music social networking scene. (Also, PTW is owned by Getty Images – which I did not know!) [via]
*Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-lo has bought up a bunch of Jimi Hendrix tracks.
*Via everywhere: Joni Mitchell signs to Starbucks’ Hear Music label (the second to do so, following Paul McCartney).
*Another iPhone update: Apple sold 274k iPhones last quarter, and wants to sell 10M by the end of next year. Also, they’ve sold a shit-ton of iPods, and earnings are booming. I guess the iPhone doesn’t suck. [via]
*Patton Oswalt reads a story for Daytrotter’s Bookery. Someone needs to do this segment drunk. Or MORE drunk.