‘There are plenty of revenue opportunities for musicians, and because of that (in combination with better and cheaper tools for music creation), the actual music industry is thriving at levels never seen before.’
Guess who is making the money in live music….. yes all the old 80’s & 90’s acts who have benefitted from 'large greedy record labels' spending large amounts of cash on PR advertising and creating their brand names. If you take a look at the ‘real’ situation for small unknown bands they are often expected to play for nothing - this was not the case 10-15 years ago.
The reality is that live music revenue is booming on the back of old bands reinventing themselves and charging extortionate ticket prices. Is this your idea of a thriving music industry? I hope you enjoy the Take that concert in December!
Lisa I disagree - if it’s illegal copying it is stealing.
Someone has spent time and money making it; it could be software, a building design, an engine design, a medical recipe', a film, a song. You are wrong and have made my point precisely about morals being warped by 'illegal filesharing'.
The attack you are talking about is not on 'filesharing' but on 'illegal filesharing'. Are you suggesting that because 'a growing number of file sharing users have simply gone further underground using anonymizing services' this is justification for illegal activity? I think a growing number of people’s brains are being warped by the internet.
Stealing is stealing whether its electronically or physically or whether you like or dislike the record industry.