Musician Upset That He's Being Used In Lawsuit Against Pirate Bay

from the not-against-it-at-all dept

Earlier this year, Swedish prosecutors finally filed charges against the Pirate Bay, using some of the evidence given to them by the IFPI. Among that "evidence" was a list of Swedish musicians supposedly "hurt" by file sharing. Apparently the IFPI didn't bother to check with those musicians to see how they felt about this. One Swedish hip hop star stood up to the IFPI pointing out that he has nothing against the Pirate Bay and, in fact, is "pro-file sharing," which is even represented in his music. On top of that, the IFPI doesn't own the rights to his music. Because of this, the IFPI has now had to cut back on how much money they're claiming the Pirate Bay owes them. However, if they did that with one artist, it makes you wonder how careful the IFPI was with other musicians as well.


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 2:34pm

    [insert owned pic here]

     

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    john H ( not scared), Apr 17th, 2008 @ 2:51pm

    i will and all ways will share

    till the day i die i will share music with friends,family and any body who ask for something if you have a son some one like load it on a cd,flash drive or any thang else share it all one day every thang will open sorce and that cant be stopped. p2p programs will be shut down and new ones opened every day just keep it going. dont forget to seed and dont be a leech

     

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      KB, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 3:47pm

      Re: i will and all ways will share

      That was arguably the least intelligible comment I've ever read on this site and there have been a few.

      I think I understand your point, not that it has anything to do with the article, but for Christ's sake man read your comment just once before you post it.

      My take is that the Artist should sue. False representation is ultimately fraud and is something that most countries have laws against! You can't just go naming arbitrary complainants in a suit just to add more weight to it! Be interesting to find out just home many artists on their list actually feel aggrieved.

       

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        Powerkor, Apr 18th, 2008 @ 5:18am

        Re: Re: i will and all ways will share

        Agree.

        Seems like consumers have less and less rights these days and even the talent that makes the corporations rich are being brushed aside... makes you wonder why we ever bought cds in the first place.

        If only there could be a way to self market oneself and still be successful without the corporate label bs. Tila did it with myspace.

        More of that for artists (with real talent) please.

         

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    inc, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 2:53pm

    this just shows how much money would actually reach the muscian... $0

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 4:30pm

    way to go I would like to see the iaa do this and then get sued for it.

     

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    Hey - whaaaa?, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 6:15pm

    I never agreed to that

    I thought you had to ask before making claims on behalf of someone else. Who do these people think they are ?

    I would not like it if someone went around claiming that they represented me when I did not authorize it.

    Is this in a grey area right next to identity theft ?

     

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      PaulT (profile), Apr 18th, 2008 @ 12:10am

      Re: I never agreed to that

      I'd imagine their train of thought went like this:

      "We own all music, which Swedish acts can we use in our lawsuit?"

      It probably didn't occur to them that there was such a thing as popular and/or respected acts that didn't fall somewhere under their own membership, and they've probably retained rights to use their members as they wish.

      I hope that the Swedish mainstream media pay as much, if not more, attention to this as the original lawsuit. They've definitely crossed the line here, though I fear that further lawsuits may not be the answer.

      It just goes to show that it's the major record industry, not just the RIAA, that's the problem.

       

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    mike, Apr 17th, 2008 @ 6:48pm

    manipulated artist

    the hell you say! swedish hip-hop artist?
    i'm so ready for swedish hip-hop.

     

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    Matt Bennett, Apr 18th, 2008 @ 7:39am

    Swedish Hip Hop Artist! Hah!

     

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