Madonna and the Guerrillas

by Gordon Mohr

For her latest album's cover, Madonna strikes a pose reminiscent of Alberto Korda's famous photo of Che Guevara, the Marxist revolutionary who wrote a book on guerrilla warfare that's still in print.

Madonna's team has embraced unconventional tactics to thwart internet sharing of the new album's tracks before its official release -- such as flooding sharing networks with phony tracks which feature Madonna cursing at downloaders: "What the f*** do you think you're doing?"

The internet's indigenous info-guerrillas have responded by remixing Madonna's tantrum to a techno beat:

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Further, Undercover Media of Australia reports that was hijacked to provide free MP3 downloads of all the album's tracks over the weekend.

As of this writing, is unresponsive -- and there's no telling if this "hack" was an actual pro-sharing guerrilla raid or a publicity-stunt PsyOp from the Madonna regime.

Does the Material Girl stand a chance of curtailing music-sharing in the Immaterial World of slippery bits?


2003-04-21 10:34:58
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2003-04-21 14:27:49
Nothing more
than thieves.
2003-04-22 07:53:09
Something less
than artists.