The BBC reports that the rock band Queen is taking a novel approach to piracy – offering its fans the opportunity to download pirated recordings. The downloads will be available from the official Queen website at the rate of £5 each, which will be donated to charity.
“This latest idea harnesses the power of digital delivery to enable Queen fans to get the best of the many unofficial live recordings of the band - inexpensively and legally”said a spokesman for EMI.
The IPKat marvels at the audacity of Queen in their attempt to beat the pirates at their own game. He predicts that this could be the start of many beautiful exam questions.
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