Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good article from UK on "more music industry idiocy"

Good article appearing on Telegraph.co.uk:

More music industry internet idiocy
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.
Complete article

Keywords: digital copyright law online internet law legal download upload peer to peer p2p file sharing filesharing music movies indie independent label freeculture creative commons pop/rock artists riaa independent mp3 cd favorite songs intellectual property

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