[..] So do us a favour – if you see people spreading the rumour, refer them to this blog post and mention you heard from a friend that “Techcrunch are full of shit.”
The other day, Techcrunch claimed that the music site Last.fm (which I’m a heavy user of) was beginning to hand over listening data to the RIAA. Last.fm works by “scrobbling” every track you play to a log, which is then used to find music you like, people with similar music tastes, and so on. It’s a great site.
Last.fm’s response is short, sharp, and to the point. The Next Web has an overview of the statements in both directions.