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Madonna's Net Amused

A BID by Madonna to trick fans who download music from the internet without paying backfired – when a hacker caused mayhem on her website. All 11 tracks from her new album American Life appeared to be posted on Madonna.com for downloading. But when the files were played back listeners heard Madonna saying: “What the f*** do you think you’re doing?” One angry computer buff got revenge by hacking into the website and adding his own message, saying: “This is what the f*** I think I’m doing.” He then left links to a site where the songs really could be downloaded for free. Madonna.com was taken down for several hours yesterday so the message and links could be removed. Sceptical music industry insiders reckon the whole thing might have been a huge publicity stunt by Madonna, 44. Music writer Paul Cashmere said: “If it was a stunt then it was clever. Full Story

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