Copyright law isn't broke, but it needs private enterprises to find solutions, such as the landmark Clear Channel-Big Machine deal last week, or EMI's partnership with Corbis' GreenLight Music. Elsewhere, Amazon is offering mp3 incentives in exchange for slower shipping, and album sales now compared with 2007.
In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold a little more than 227,000 -- ahead of Nickelback by a mere 0.2% margin. "Here" sold nearly 227,000.