This week has seen a revival in the spat between TechCrunch and Last.fm, over the former’s allegations that the latter shared user data with the RIAA following the leak of U2’s recent album. Now Last.fm’s parent company CBS has chimed in, once more slapping down the accusations.

“Both CBS and the RIAA have already stated quite clearly, for the record, that absolutely no individual user or listener information was supplied to the RIAA by Last.fm or any division of CBS Corporation in the past, nor do we plan to do so in the future,” says its statement.

“The story posted by the website was based on an unnamed tipster. No inquiry was made to CBS or Last.fm about the veracity of the anonymous source. Those who consult such blogs should be aware of the standard by which such postings are sourced and published.”

With TechCrunch having published a leaked email that it claims proves CBS did share data with the RIAA, this one could run and run.

 

Source: http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/27/cbs-refutes-lastfm-riaa-data-sharing-accusations/

Posted by: Annechien Hardenberg

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