Greene's Speech Filled With Lies
from the how-surprising dept
I guess today is “debunking the media industry’s lies” day. Last week we posted an article about Michael Greene’s Grammy speech where he went off on one of the most ridiculous rants about file sharing as stealing. The NY Times has taken the time to point out that not only did Greene basically admit that he had hired people to do what he himself claims is illegal (oops!), but that he lied about the results also. One of the “students” (who wasn’t actually a student) says that all of the downloading took place over 3 days, and not 2 as Greene claimed. He also says that they had a lot of trouble downloading a large percentage of the files, so they certainly didn’t get anywhere near the 6,000 complete files Greene claimed they did. Finally, he says, the two other folks involved got most of their songs from friends over instant messenger programs, rather than “publicly available websites”. Is it any surprise that the industry has been stretching the truth or even outright lying to make their point?