Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

Your Stealing; My Swapping

from the fighting-back dept

Realizing that they're now under actual attack from a music industry that still (miraculously) is hoping to sell to them, those involved with file sharing seem to be fighting back with a publicity campaign of their own. There have been an increasing number of articles defending file sharing. Some are written by college students whereas others are interviews done by professional reporters. However, the quotes are similar. The college student says: "Don't let the Recording Industry Association of America make you feel guilty. There's a revolution occurring in music, and it's on the consumer's side." In the interview, the teenager says that the music industry has lost touch with their customers, and don't understand what they want. Everyone complains about buying $20 CDs with only one or two songs they want to listen to, and everyone talks about being able to find out about new music they never would have heard otherwise. For a while, no file sharers have been willing to forcefully stand up to the crap being put out by the RIAA. It will be interesting to see if this continues.

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    thecaptain, 18 Jul 2003 @ 7:19am

    Re: KaZaA, a manditory server?

    Also, what about those installations who stay AS a server, but have empty shared folders?

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