Glen Reynolds On Hollywood Hacking Bill

from the different-take dept

Chris writes “Glenn Reynolds has an interesting column up. He sees the Hollywood Hacking bill more as an assault on competition from independant artists than a direct result on consumers. I know that the vast majority of my music purchases over the last year have been artists either self publishing or on small indie type labels. And in every case I sampled multiple MP3’s before deciding to invest in the audio CD.” I’m not sure I’d give the music industry that much credit to be able to think that deeply through the issue. I think this might be a nice side benefit to the bill that they’re more than willing to take.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...