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This link recently saved by webmink on June 06, 2011
I'd really not considered the money involved in official video uploads to YouTube, but it's clearly significant. As this article explains, when you provide a convenient legal way for fans to get their music, they use it. All that hatred-of-fans stuff by the RIAA etc is incredibly stupid.
This link recently saved by webmink on May 27, 2011
With internet-control-freak politics everywhere now - just look at eG8 and PROTECTIP for example - the need for distributed infrastructure beyond the control of any entity is getting stronger and stronger. This new project uses the same approach (same code, in fact) as BitCoin and creates a distributed DNS where everyone gets to be their own domain registrar in a safe way. It's a very youn project, but I am certain we need something like this soon. Otherwise the lobbyist-driven actions of our political leadership will soon render citizen-empowered innovation impossible.
This link recently saved by webmink on February 15, 2011
Probably only a temporary setback for the music industry intermediaries though. Their greed overwhelms any attempt to see through the situation and understand there's a change in society going on rather than malefactors at work, and they will be sure to continue to persecute potential customers until copyright law is changed.
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"While the government and the music industry posture about illegal filesharing, smaller, smarter companies are simply out-competing it" -- Copyright abuse of most kinds is just a message to the market saying "business model available". We don't need new laws to protect the incumbents, we need entrepreneurs to outpace them.
This link recently saved by webmink on November 13, 2009
Answer: Yes. So why do the labels want to kill it off? Because they don't. Translation: All this toxic law to cut people off the internet is all about protecting big businesses with tired business models and not about protecting music artists, art or culture. Shame on you, Lord Mandelson.
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Watching the UK government attempting to go down the anti-citizen three-strikes route. Presumably some politician has been lobbied by the copyright old-guard and told the only solution to "theft" (AKA unmanaged market-creation) is to whip the entire population randomly until they forsake progress. We need to get some voices of wisdom into this debate, but unfortunately the consultation system is structured in favour of businesses rather than citizens.
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