Boing Boing: Beatallica.org shut down, more Sony nastygrams fly

Boing Boing: Beatallica.org shut down, more Sony nastygrams fly: “Beatallica.org has been taken down by our ISP”

We love Beatallica – they do creative stuff and share it freely with the world. Just as we like. Sony, on the other hand, are trying to close them down for reworking music they own rights over. They seem to have forgotten the small matter of protection for parody under US law. Either that or they’ve remembered that it doesn’t matter who is in the right, just who can afford the best lawyers. They’re kicking up the kind of bad press over this that a popular consumer electronics comany could really do without, though. Let’s hope this upsets their shareholders.

Anyway, Sam set up a petition to ask Sony to drop the whole thing, so go sign it. Boing Boing are being great – Xeni is posting all the latest on this, which is really helping to get the word out there – thanks, Xeni.

Beatallica’s own site is down at the moment, due to Sony’s actions, but their music is still being hosted in a few places.