Do the campaign contributions from Big Media to various pro-Big Media congressional representatives amount to a de facto quid pro quo? Without direct proof (such as a tape recording of a lobbyist saying, "Here's a bunch of money, now support my legislation"), it can't often be proven definitively.
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[Editor's note: This week's music feature looks at a recent DEA drug bust that claimed a substantial connection between late Vallejo rap legend Mac Dre's record label and a large-scale Ecstasy trafficking ring, of which 25 alleged members were arrested last month. One source for our story was East B ... More >>
Pay up.Rick James' estate is suing his former record label for allegedly paying far fewer royalties than it says it's owed.In a class-action suit filed in San Francisco, the "Super Freak"'s estate claims Universal Music Group is cheating artists out of "tens of million dollars" every year by givi ... More >>