||A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing|
|Subject:||Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves|
Response to: Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
The "wholesale theft", as you call it, is happening on many ends, my dear anonymous friend. As I'm sure you've heard, the big 5 record companies behind the RIAA steal virtually everything there is to steal from the artists themselves - their name, their songs (when you sign a contract with them, *your* songs become *their* songs), their lifestyle (the contract an artist is railroaded into signing contains enough restrictions and clever tricks to ensure an artist must comply or face career-ending consequences). Don't think that the 'pirates' are the only ones that are stealing, though that's not the right word to use. People have the RIGHT under fair use to listen to a song in whatever format they wish, be it copying their CDs to tapes, MP3 players, whatever you wish. You can't trade it with others, which is where file-sharing arguably (and clearly) becomes wrong. However, there is a revolution at hand, and like in any revolution, the rules are being broken, the boundries made useless.
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Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
2003-07-04 05:53:54 anonymous2 [View]