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Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk
Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk

A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents. In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and labels, was the latest to support the Stop Online Piracy and the Protect Intellectual Property acts, despite that some high-profile indie musicians, like Baltimore's Wye Oak, are protesting the bills. "Our members are small and medium sized independent businesses that invest in the creation of music and whose very existence is being threatened by the availability of illegal content online," the statement said.  It puts...

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