Techdirt on Beatallica (and The Register, ZDNet, C|Net, MTV)

Techdirt:Sony Shuts Down Tribute Band Website, Demands Cash: “Band members from Metallica (the first major musical act to attack the Napster generation) even said they thought it was a great idea. Sony, however, disagreed and has forced the band to take down their website is demanding that they pay Sony an undisclosed amount for making use of Beatles’ material. There’s really no need to go through all the reasons why this is backwards and damaging to both the Beatles and Sony, but it’s yet another reminder that the industry remains absolutely clueless.”

Update: The Register steps in too. So do ZDNet. And C|Net. And now MTV.