How about The Casual Pirates as a band name? The New York Times reports
that "[a]fter years of battling users of free peer-to-peer file-sharing networks (and the software companies that support them), the recording industry now identifies 'casual piracy' -- the simple copying and sharing of CD's with friends -- as the biggest threat to its bottom line."
The article goes on to discuss the nasty anti-piracy software embedded like wartime journalists in CDs to prevent uploading to iPods and similar devices. You may have heard that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club posted instructions for working around the protections
implanted in their CD Howl
. They've seen the best albums of their generation ripped . . . oh, nevermind.
A bit more on that stuff here
. (Link via Nashville Zine
As a refreshing side note, not only did The Alcohol Stuntband give away
90 copies of their CD Friday night, singer-stuntwriter Chris Crofton encouraged everyone in attendance to go forth, burn, copy and give away the album to friends. How's that for honor among thieves? The show, by the way, was incredible.