While there are still some popular musicians who argue against file sharing, we're seeing more and more realize that it's hardly the enemy that the industry has made it out to be. The latest is the singer Duffy, who apparently has quite the hit album out, selling over a million copies. However, in a recent interview, she noted that unauthorized file sharing is "amazing"
and that she doesn't mind it at all if others are file sharing her songs. She points out that when she was growing up, it was often hard to get new music, and file sharing changes the equation: "I think it's got more positives because it basically gives people access, what's the harm in that? It's just making music a part of everyone's lives."
This sort of thing is becoming more and more common -- so why is it that the recording industry (and the politicians it preaches to) insist that file sharing is destroying the recording industry, and it has to be stopped to protect the very artists who don't seem to have a problem with it?