I just can't see the justification for making your content less accessible since it seems ultimately to lead to it being less valuable. It makes absolutely no sense at all.
I guess they just fail to see the larger picture or maybe they even refuse to acknowledge it with hopes that it will go away somehow. Who knows? The simple fact of the matter is that media of all type is moving to digital format and away from physical format.
They are rapidly gettting left behind and they are either too ignorant to realize it or too stupid to acknowledge what is happening and adjust accordingly.
Righteously angry but still woefully stupid and ignorant. The sad thing is: you missed the part in which they talk about how the falsely accused site offered to help her out only to receive an unhinged E-Mail back from her.
In short, it's really not their problem or this site's problem, so why should they do anything outside of report what is happening?
People create stuff all the time so what makes your creation so much more important? Anyone can create, it's how you market your creation and if people think it's worth buying that is the important part.
I fail to see at all how your "right to publish in a manner you see fit" has been somehow taken away.
By all means, create away and invoke your right to publish in the manner you see fit. Or, based on your thinking, keep those precious creations to yourself and never publish it because you don't have any right to do it in the manner you see fit for some reason.
Although I find it sort of hard to get as outraged as I typically do about stuff like this I still want to point out that once again, it favors those who continuously whine about the need for more and more protections because they claim that their business is dying.
I have always thought it was just good old fashioned greediness that motivated them but this makes me realize that they really, truly, just don't get it. They are just that clueless about the digital world and how it works.
It's like they want to fail. Seriously, how can the record labels continue to be this dumb? I just don't get it.
We have moved on. It is time for them to acknowledge this fact and do the same. There will more than likely always be a market for physical media - I do not dispute this, but the days of old in which physical media sales dominated are long gone.