Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

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file sharing, radiohead

Radiohead's Manager: File Sharing Should Be Legal; It's Great For Music

from the so-there-you-go dept

This probably isn't much of a surprise given Radiohead's well-publicized experiment with letting fans "pay what you want" for its last album, but the band's manager has now said that he thinks file sharing should be legal (sent in by Ruby), noting:
"We believe file-sharing by peer-to-peer should be legalised. The sharing of music where it is not for profit is a great thing for culture and music."
Compare that to, say, Paul McGuinness, the manager of U2, who has been going on and on about how pretty much everyone other than the music industry (i.e., users, ISPs, Apple, software companies) is to blame for file sharing, and they should all be kicked off the internet if they don't pay up.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Dec 2012 @ 12:45pm

    Re: Re: to my mind...

    People need to make a living, simple. Musicians make music not only for the enjoyment of it but also, surprisingly enough, to make money - it's a job. If you don't pay for music why should you then be able to enjoy it? You don't have a right to it, it's someones property to do with what they like, include selling it. Plus, if a musician does not make any money from what they do then they have to have another form of income, another job - same go's with recording engineers and producers - then you can say goodbye to the vast majority of professionally created content as people will simply not have the time or financial resources to be educated in music / practice / write / record. Your a fucking idiot living in a dream world. Grow up.

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