Download This Song
|"Download This Song"|
|Single by MC Lars featuring Jaret Reddick|
|from the album The Graduate|
|B-side||"Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock"|
|Released||March 21, 2006|
|Format||Digital download, CD|
|Genre||Nerdcore, political hip hop, conscious hip hop|
|Producer(s)||MC Lars, Mike Sapone|
|MC Lars singles chronology|
|Jaret Reddick singles chronology|
Fight versus RIAA
MC Lars, and the Nettwerk Music Group, became involved in a lawsuit that the RIAA filed against David Greubel, a man from Texas, United States, who allegedly had committed copyright infringement through peer-to-peer filesharing over 600 music files, including "Sk8r Boi" by Avril Lavigne, another Nettwerk client. Greubel's 15-year-old daughter Elisa contacted MC Lars, citing the "Download This Song" lyric, "they sue little kids downloading hit songs", and saying that she could identify with the song due to her family's situation. In response, Nettwerk, which denounced the suit, announced that it would pay all of the family's legal fees, as well as any fines should the family lose. Furthermore, they arranged for representation for the family by Chicago lawyer Charles Lee Mudd, Jr., who had previously defended other people subpoenaed by the RIAA.
- "Download This Song"
- "Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock" (featuring The Matches)
- "Download This Song" (music video)
The music video was featured on TiVo in early 2007. Parts of the music video parody the common iTunes commercial with blacked out figures dancing on a color background. It also shows numerous people listening to music on iPods and Sony PSPs including a punk kid, skaters, and people at a gym.
- "Australian-charts.com – MC Lars – Download This Song". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- Kaufman, Gil (January 27, 2006). "Canadian Record Label Blasts RIAA Over File-Sharing Lawsuits". VH1.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved March 12, 2007.
- Welte, Jim (January 27, 2006). "Label to fight RIAA litigation". MP3.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.
- Martin, Geoff (January 27, 2006). "Canadian record label taking on the RIAA over lawsuits". Canada.com. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006.