isn’t selling your data to the RIAA, apparently

February 23, 2009 | Leave a comment

[..] 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.” “Techcrunch are full of shit”.

The other day, Techcrunch claimed that the music site (which I’m a heavy user of) was beginning to hand over listening data to the RIAA. 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.’s response is short, sharp, and to the point. The Next Web has an overview of the statements in both directions.