Embrace File Sharing or Die

Possibly the single best piece on the impact — and necessity of — file sharing I’ve read is Salon’s Embrace file-sharing, or die (long). So many good points… “Why is it that record companies pay dearly for radio play and fight Internet play?” and Tim O’Reilly’s : “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.” Worth the read.

I think 2003 is going to be the year the music industry either figures out how to give customers what they want (not to be spoon-fed, not to be gouged, not to be told they can’t play the music they’ve purchased through multiple vehicles…) or implodes under the weight of its own fear and stupidity.

Music: Legendary Pink Dots :: Madame Guillotine

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