[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sat Oct 31 17:39:05 CET 2009

On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 17:09 +0100, Christian Hufgard wrote:


> Erm. If it's not up to the politicians to create the rules for the
> market, who's responsibility is it? If you predict "it is legal to copy
> anything without paying any dime to anybody", its your respsonibility to
> think about the results. What happens to the market, after you removed
> this level of protection? Otherwise you are no better than other
> politicians, who writes laws without knowing what they will cause.

Damn the market, and those who believe they have a right to make money
in perpetuity. Copyright is a *privilege* we, the people, grant. Stop
arguing for those who make the most money from it. The basis for their
arguments is not the public good, nor the free exchange of ideas, it is
all about getting more money in their pockets.

And *don't* accuse anyone here of being uninformed about the function
they serve until you actually know how they go about it. A record
contract is 'legalised slavery'; they tell you you'll get a huge pile of
cash to make and sell a record. YOU, as the signed artist, pay for all
the promotion, all the advertising, the 'image consultants' who tell you
how you should look, talk, think, and act. To quote Frank Zappa, "...
and you will do as you are told, until the rights to you are sold."

The music industry is corrupt and disgusting. Stop trying to defend it.

Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org>
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