Salon has a great article on the huge copyright land grab Congress passed last November on behalf of the major recording labels, classifying all recordings as works made for hire (thus giving the copyright to the labels instead of the artists). The change was made without public debate, as a one line clause slipped into an omnibus spending bill. Not only does the article once again demonstrate just how evil the major labels are, but it also provides some insight into the utter corruption of the legislature. The Republican party is often associated with this sort of lawmaking for sale, but in this case, the corruption was very much bipartisan.