Music Inc. is anti-piracy propaganda posing as a casual game

UK Music and Britain's Intellectual Property Office don't believe that most music games tell the whole story -- while they show the tunes, they omit labels struggling to find good artists and deal with piracy. To help widen the public's perspective, they've just launched Music Inc. for Android and iOS. The label-management game challenges you to foster talent while keeping your company profitable in a market that doesn't always pay for your songs. The free title underscores a real problem for labels, and it may have you thinking twice about swiping that new album. However, it's also very one-sided. The game sees every pirated copy as a lost sale, and it doesn't question the copyright model or the need for labels in the first place. As long as you're aware of the broader issues, though, it won't hurt to try the game today.