David Clowery, of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker fame, gave a speech at the S.F. Music Tech Summit he titled "Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss?" in which he gave an extensive comparison of a musicians life under both regimes. I think it should be required reading for anyone who posts here regarding music and copyright. A print copy of the presentation is posted on thetrichordist.wordpress.com
I believe this should be viewed by EVERYONE who uses the internet, let alone every American citizen. It is THE most clear, concise and easily understood explanation of this issue and its historical roots I have seen, heard or read.
The Media conglomerates fear us? GOOD!!! They've been too comfy regurgitating the same old ideas over and over and over again, for decades. I see more brilliant stuff created by ordinary people than by the Media monstrosity. I'd much rather go to my local club to see a band play their own music than spend a fortune to see some media-hyped creation. Inevitably, the local band members are much better musicians and so are their songs.
Fight PIPA and SOPA and anything the Media giants try to foist upon us in the future that denies, or fundamentally changes, our rights!
All rivers flowing into the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia have their headwaters in the Rockie Mountains. The oilsands are located at least 600 miles on the OTHER SIDE of the Rockies. Please take the time to look at a map before making comments like this.