Tuesday, November 13, 2007

White House Ordered to Keep Email

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy has ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its emails, granting a request from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which has brought a lawsuit against the administration regarding missing email.
CREW brought this lawsuit against the Executive Office of the President and the National Archives and Records Administration challenging their failure to restore and preserve millions of emails deleted from White House servers and to institute an effective electronic record-keeping system. When the White House refused to give adequate assurances that it would preserve back-up copies of the deleted emails -- the only source of these important historical records -- CREW sought a temporary restraining order.

via tpm

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Radiohead: Over $2.25 per "Free" Album

The first sketchy sales figures for Radiohead's new In Rainbows album, where customers name their own price, show that 38% of downloaders paid an average of $6, while everyone else didn't pay anything.

That means every 100 downloads generated $228 (38 x $6) in sales, or an average of $2.28 per album, including free copies. Was it a failure? The way their next album is sold will probably answer that.