Ever heard of BigChampagne? Me neither, until I read this . . .
Apparently BigChampagne is watching you . . . if you are downloading music from a P2P program like Kazaa. BigChampagne actually tracks volum downloads for particular songs and artists and sells the data to Guess Who? Record companies! Read the full article here, it's almost too much to believe. Although maybe this quote from the article explains it:
"The fact is, P2P is a likely distribution channel for our wares," says Jed Simon, head of new media for DreamWorks Records. "If we're going to be intelligent businesspeople, it behooves us to understand it."