Music, Morality, and Moore's Law
from the sounds-familiar dept
The latest column from Bill Gurley talks about how it’s impossible to stop music trading. It sounds eerily like the conversation I had in a little Chinese restaurant Saturday night, so I’m wondering if he was there listening to me. The basic point he’s making is that the ease with which people will be able to copy and trade music is only going to increase at a rapid rate. Making systems that will stop that is about as close to impossible as you can get. The record companies are basically wasting their time trying to tell the tide to stop coming up the beach.