IMSLP is an amazing institution, one that is transforming the culture with free music downloads. It has led to an absolute boon in performance art. Finally, finally!, chamber ensembles are able to get music without paying exorbitant fees. Of course it is under attack. The editor of the site responds here and reflects on the meaning of it all.
Meanwhile, Slate chronicles how one brave photographer plus digital delivery is slowing (actually rather quickly) busting up the photography cartel, driving down the prices for quality photograph art and bringing thousands of new amateur photographers into the matrix of exchange.