Good article appearing on Telegraph.co.uk:
More music industry internet idiocyComplete article
Posted by Shane Richmond on 12 Feb 2008 at 13:21
My first reaction to a press release from the BPI is usually: 'Are you still here?' Home taping, bootlegging and internet filesharing have, apparently, been "killing" the music industry for years and yet they refuse to die. Even by their standards, their announcement this morning was mind-boggling.
The British Phonographic Industry (the name alone shows how in touch they are) said this morning: "For years, ISPs have built a business on other people's music. Yet they have paid nothing to the creators of that music, and done little or nothing to address illegal downloading via their networks."
Read that again: "For years, ISPs have built a business on other people's music." Really? Did you sign up to your ISP so you could download music illegally? Me neither. Yet the music industry, who apparently think the world revolves around them, once again want somebody else to fix their broken business model for them.
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