What I don't understand is why anyone in the world would use their ISP to provide their email. I know many don't have a choice of ISP's, but using an ISP for any more than providing plumbing just seems like a bad idea. In the last two years I've bounced from FIOS to Comcast and back to FIOS, and that freedom to move would be impossible if my email were tethered to my ISP.
Looking at the trend in recording sales, it strikes me that there is a sharp drop-off coincident with the tanking economy starting in 2008. Since the music industry tends to thrive on the youth, and the youth has disproportionately failed to benefit from the economic recovery, it seems like the recording industry might want to lobby hard for college loan programs, job programs, and the like. Now that is the kind of trickle down economics that might actually work.
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