SOPA: Rebuttal of RIAA Opinion Pt. 2

This is part 2 of The Official Merchant Services Blog‘s rebuttal of this New York Times Op-Ed piece titled “What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You” written by Cary H. Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents music labels. The Real Slim Shady Mr. Sherman in his article goes on to accuse Wikipedia of spreading misinformation. He…

SOPA: Rebuttal of RIAA Opinion Pt. 1

The RIAA just won’t quit. They’re taken up the crusade to push for anti-piracy legislation once again, as seen in this New York Times Op-Ed piece titled “What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You” written by Cary H. Sherman,chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents music labels. The content of the piece is incendiary, and…

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SOPA: The RIAA isn’t doing so bad

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog dives right back into the fire with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). We were kind of surprised to find out what this PC World Article had to say. Apparently the  music industry is doing pretty good despite the issue of online piracy upon which SOPA hinges. SOPA was…

SOPA: Pot Meet Kettle

The Official Merchant Services Blog has late breaking news to report today. Once again we take on the topic of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In perhaps the strangest twist to date for the ongoing saga that is the battle between the entertainment industry to curb piracy and the internet industry to keep their…

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E-Commerce: News Briefs

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues to follow some of the top trending stories in the e-commerce industry. E-commerce is an essential growth element in most retail businesses. This has been building for years, as online shopping becomes more and more a convenient and commonplace fact of life for the everyday consumer. E-Commerce Sets Record Highs…