[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?
brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Thu Oct 22 14:39:00 CEST 2009
On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 14:30 +0200, Bernhard Schillo wrote:
> Richard Stallman schrieb:
> > To get back to your suggestion: I think, we would give artists who
> > oppose filesharing too much attention with protesting them. They are not
> > really important and in the most cases they wouldn't have success
> > without the monopoly industry behind them.
> > I beg to differ.
> > The musicians I am talking about are famous and influential.
> > They have a big income due to public admiration.
> > Protests at their concerts would make news, and would make an
> > impact on them too.
> What musicians you are talking about concretely? Okay, Metallica would
> match that. Who else? Like i said before, in my opinion it would depend
> on the individual case. There was a quite unknown singer/songwriterin in
> the press in the last months cause of her statements on filesharing (i
> don't remember her name). I had the impression, that she used this
> discussion as a vehicle to get media attention. She is not only
> singer/songwriterin but also actor. So the media coverage was good for
> her, even if she ended her career as singer/songwriterin. It wouldn't be
> a good idea to help such people to get media attention.
I believe you mean Lily Allan from the UK.
Set up an anti-filesharing blog and got 'busted' for sharing mix tapes
she'd created with other people's music.
This was the best bit of it to me - someone used her music with pointed
Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org>
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