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music piracy

2002-11-22 16:16:10+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Foxtrot on music piracy:

"You realize the more you do this sort of thing the more likely it is that record companies will stop making these albums altogether?"

"That's my hope."

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#Comment made: 2002-11-22 20:19:34+00 by: The Dynamic Driveler

The Laughing Muse has an interesting idea on her site. She is asking readers to go through their music collections and figure out the total amount spent on music that they only spent because the first heard it or received it as an illegal copy, be it mp3 or whatever. The thought here being if enough people do it and the $ figures are really high maybe (I know, highly unlikely) the music industry will realize that illegal file sharing is actually making them money as it exposes people to music they otherwise wouldn't hear.

The Dynamic Driveler

#Comment made: 2002-11-23 02:00:18+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Nooo, you're missing the point.

The labels don't WANT customers to first hear their music over the net, or only under highly controlled conditions; they spent a lot of time and effort cornering the market on FM radio stations and music stores. If they allow uncontrolled internet audio technology to become completely mainstream (and they're still trying to prevent it) people will begin hearing music from other sources and buying it online, and no one will need them any more.

That's why they're trying to make it infeasible to run streaming radio stations and to put DRM technology into every PC sold. If they can do that, and then lock up the rights management so only labels can afford to publish their music, then their future is secure. If they cannot, then they have no future.