||A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing|
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Response to: Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
|I am an out of work musician. Yes P2P etc blah blah blah affects my remuneration. But it affects it in both positive and negative ways. There will always be 1 in 1000 P2P etc users that act as a bootlegger. Besides that, the rest of the P2P is usually only positive. Like the saying in our business goes, "The only bad publicity, is NO publicity." Therefore, the ONUS is on the Record Producers. Not the P2P Producers. More to the point from the musicians point of view are many other factors. The no smoking rule in public places has got to be the #1 deterant at the moment. I wouldn't go to a club I can't smoke in. Just my opinion but the truth is, P2P and format changes are NOT enough of a factor. Let's talk about CLUBS that do not have LIVE entertainment. I can listen to whatever I want in the comfort and privacy of my home. When I go out, I want to see some LIVE talent, not listen to some DICK DJ that thinks they've got their crap together all that. My opinion is 90% POSITIVE, 10% NEGATIVE for file sharing in general. But I'm talking music. Movies, sorry, I only need to see a movie ONCE. Therefore, the math is simple.|
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2003-06-28 12:45:00 anonymous2 [View]