Courtney Love is taking the recording industry to task – Love is suing her record label, Vivendi Universal, to release her from her contract and to expose what she calls the “unconscionable and unlawful” business practices of the major labels. “I could end up being the music industry’s worst nightmare: a smart gal with a fat bank account who is unafraid to go down in flames fighting for a principle.” I certainly hope she is successful. It’s possible that if she wins in this, it could radically redefine the nature of the music business – a change that is desperately needed.