[oclug] Share all you want
Mark at ascentium.co.uk
Fri Apr 2 07:20:14 EST 2004
I think that the slump IS greatly due to the number of copies made...
... but I think that Internet file sharing is a red herring. The biggest
source of music copying is CD-writing, and the biggest user base for that
are teenagers / 20s people - exactly the target for the "Music Brand
However, I agree with your points about the RIAA. An organisation entirely
devoted to supporting the economics of an obsolete distribution model...
... kind of like the "US Gas Light Association" lobbying against the spread
of electric lighting.
Personally, I'm very capitalist, but I believe that my companies should grow
by delighting customers and making them want to come back, not by trying to
lobby the government to outlaw the competition!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Milan Budimirovic" <milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca>
To: "General Membership Discussion List" <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [oclug] Share all you want
> Mark Harrison wrote:
> My feeling on this is that slumping CD sales have nothing to do with
> file sharing, and everything to do with a general lack of interest in
> the boring, overhyped muzak that pollutes our airwaves and cable
> channels. The RIAA knows this, too. Their efforts to stop file sharing
> are not stopping "theft", but about maintaining their stranglehold on
> the industry. Their real fear is that the next U2, Madonna, Springsteen,
> etc. will not need them. It's entirely about future control over
> production and distribution channels.
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