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Re: Children of Herakles

"Aaron Read" <aread@speakeasy.net> wrote:

> I think the point behind the article itself was not so much advocation of
> illegal downloading, but more that the internet's vast resources of obscure
> material that is relatively easy to access is rapidly making the
> traditional sales model of tapes & CD's more and more irrelevant.

Then why does she say this:
"Why should a music buyer splurge almost $20 for a paltry 45 minutes of music?"

and once more, with feeling:
"Sample music via the Internet and avoid outrageous CD prices."

to say nothing of this old, discredited chestnut:
"The Internet lets you collect a band/artist's back-catalog or attend a live
performance, where a bulk of profits is still made in the music business."

I hate to break it to her, but if you want to enjoy others' intellectual
property, you have to pay for the privilege.  Live performances of new music
acts are not entirely self-supporting; they are often subsidized by the very
record companies she wants to deny legitimate income to.  And we all know what
"sampling" is a self-justifying code word for...

Take care,