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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lady Gaga Galvanizes Her Fans To Support Anti-Piracy: Is This The Future of Anti-Piracy?

Several snippets of Lady Gaga's new song "Applause," set to be released Aug. 19, showed up online early. Gaga ranted about the leak on Twitter, but her fans responded by reporting links to streams and illegal downloads, a fairly unusual reaction.
Shortly after the leaks began, Gaga tweeted, "Lord, in HEAVEN WHY" and "YOU JUST COULDNT WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY."

Gaga later wrote, "Don't worry. THE HAUS BUREAU is on the case.-TechHaus" indicating that her team was getting to work removing the leaked track. Thousands of fans also condemned the leak and started providing links to a portal set up by Gaga's label, Universal Music, where people can report sites hosting a leaked track, TorrentFreak reports. From their efforts, many websites including soundcloud and perezhilton had to remove the content.

What do you think: is this the future of anti-piracy or are we fighting a losing piracy battle?

Take a look at how fans used social media to help plug this leak: