-- Copyright attorneys William Patry and Ben Sheffner provide a point-counterpoint on Patry's new blog, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars. In the first post of the series, Patry addressed Sheffner's view that file sharers' court defeats represent a chasm between the Internet's opinion on copyright and that of the general public. Patry argued that consumers don't care about copyright, only about products, and the music industry had failed to offer a product to meet consumers' desire. Sheffner's reply continues the themes of his original post, weighs in on the best defense against piracy ("quality works at a reasonable price") and more.

-- Philadelphia's Spectrum arena will host its final shows in October. Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Pearl Jam will play before the building is demolished. (Philadelphia Examiner)

-- Live Nation has hired MusicMatters, a music-oriented environmental consultancy, to create a plan to make U2's new tour carbon neutral. Tactics to reduce the tour's remaining emissions include biofuels, solar stages and carbon offsets. Criticism of the tour has been running high. Three days ago the Guardian wrote such tours are "unsustainable or will become increasingly unacceptable" and singled out the 120 trucks and 390-ton stage of U2's tour. In late June, The New York Times detailed the concert's set and noted that while the band is buying carbon offsets, "no one embarks on a rock tour with a clear eco-conscience."A week later, David Byrne called the size of the tour "overkill". (Edie.net)

-- Decatur CD, an indie record store in Georgia, wrote an open letter to the band Sugarland and asked that they sell direct to the store some copies of its new Wal-Mart exclusive. Pearl Jam's deal with Target, which allows for sales through indie stores, was held up as a good example. And it worked. The first comment was from band member Kristian Bush. "You are right," he wrote, "and thanks for the suggestion." (Welcome to Decatur CD, via Prefixmag)

-- Radiohead said it will not make any more albums but may release one-off singles. It's not a business strategy – although it may inspire someone to call 2009 “The Year Bands Switched From Albums to Single Track Releases” – but a reaction to "the creative hoo-ha" of recording a full-length. (BBC News)

-- This sentiment comes one day after a UK Music study showed the youth of the U.K. to be more than willing to pay for digital music. Wrote Andrew Keen: "At a certain moment in the not too distant future, consumers will finally have to acknowledge their own guilt in the destruction of our paid culture. We have to collectively recognise that it's not file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay or radical new political parties like the Pirate Party which are killing the music, newspaper and movie industries. Instead, we are collectively killing our own culture by refusing to pay for it online. Each new Spotify or Pirate Bay is, therefore, one more nail in the coffin of the traditional media business." (The Telegraph)

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