Well, sure they're being lost, but no middlemen can collect money off their use, so they're not "worth" saving. You want culture, you gotta pay for it.
This obviously proves that we need even stronger and more restrictive copyright laws to protect the income of these artists, which is being decimated by file sharing.
What about, Oh I don't know ... PAYING ATTENTION TO THE CHILDREN IN YOUR CARE????
Just my $0.02 ..
This would never work for Stevie Nicks ..
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If anything destroyed rock, it's that shrieking harpy.
"Are Brazilians artists smarter than Americans?"
Possibly, but what they aren't is lazy. They know making a living making music means making music. They don't just sit around hoping to get rich from a big recording contract.
Maybe it's a new form of windowing - push back your ability to watch your legally acquired copy of the movie by whatever time it takes for the latest firmware update to be "released."
I love it when insanely rich middlemen tell me I should be giving them more money.
IP = government supported welfare for large corporations/campaign contributors ..
Boy, talk about entitlement. Henley should be happy anyone is paying any kind of attention to his music, let alone his inane blathering.
Yes indeed. I can't wait for that SarcMark to be rolled out commercially. I will certainly be a customer, licensing several a day - what with the snarky way i write and all.
No disrespect intended. I love your blog and read it every day. I just forgot to put a ;) or lol or /sarcasm or some such. I'm just kinda snarky that way.
"Thor" Trailer. It's a headline, for crisesakes. Must be Friday.
This made my day!
"This assumes, of course, that the example I described above is at all how this is going to work."
Don't bet on it ..
Heh. Spambot is more on-topic than most AC's ..
There are three restaurants in town - IHOP, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut. These three have controlled all the food in town for a long time. They have grown so rich and powerful that they control the city council, which has passed laws making it impossible for anyone else to sell pancakes, burgers, or pizza, or open any kind of restaurant in town. So if people want to eat out, they are limited to the bland, limited offerings of these places.
Then one day, someone comes up with a way that new technology can help deliver food to people in a new kind of way: Taco trucks! Taco trucks are allowed under the rules because they aren't restaurants; Taco trucks can bring food to people cheaply and conveniently; People can run their own taco trucks. Pretty soon all kinds of trucks appear - Korean taco trucks, sushi trucks, quiche trucks. A whole lot of food trucks all over town. Some are good. Some aren't. Some have only a few customers. Some have a lot of customers. Some make good money. Some don't, and just do it as a hobby to serve their faithful cutomers. Some go out of business. Some people still like the old restaurants, but maybe not enough for them to all stay in business. McDonald's sees burger sales dropping at lunch time, so they start a campaign trying to convince people that the trucks are immoral and unsafe. They try to get the city council to outlaw all vehicles. Sales drop so much that they close down.
IHOP adds quiche to the menu, cuts staff, and manages to survive with lower patronage.
Beer is not outlawed, so Pizza Hut continues to get by.
Everybody gets food they like, and the only thing that's hurt is the formerly guaranteed profits of the legacy restaurant corporations.
Leave it to TAM to confuse a big mac with food.
Someone I know on a social website posted a link to her son's music on a music website I had not heard of before. I went there and listened to the music, and then started to explore the site. It had free streaming, some free downloads, and some radio categories you could stream. I picked a genre and started listening. I thought it was pretty good, right up until I got to the band that limited their song to a 30 second clip unless you signed up with them - giving them your email address. "Screw it." The song started out pretty cool, but if I can't even stream a whole song, forget it. I promptly forgot the band name and the website. There's a lot of music out there wanting to be heard, and you have to give me a little something if you want my business.