To those who styles themselves as "The Music Industry": The day you succeed in enforcing full control of "your" music will be the day the music-loving public stops caring. You will be be able to keep all of it to yourselves, thus assuring the final demise of parasitic middlemen. Music is loved because it is ours, (listeners and artists together) not yours. DRM encumbered files? Keep em, they're useless to me. I would rather do without music than support you.
Like most people in the world today, and probably for most of history, I get paid for my work. However, I do not get paid over and over for the work I did in the past. Only in the realm of copyright and patents is it different. Many of us are legitimately questioning why this should be so. The original terms for copyright still seem reasonable to me. Virtually eternal copyrights do not.
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