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Re:Re: Children of Herakles

---------- Aaron Read <aread@speakeasy.net> writes:

From: Aaron Read <aread@speakeasy.net>
To: bri@bostonradio.org
Subject: Re: Children of Herakles
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 14:58:03 -0500

At 02:37 PM 1/17/2003 -0500, Chris Beckwith wrote:
>I found it even more curious that a service funded in part by the feds would
>publish an article openly advocating the rampant violation of federal 
>laws in order to avoid paying for music.  And I seriously doubt that it's any
>harder to find Faith Hill songs than Avril Lavigne tunes on P2P
>services.  http://tinyurl.com/4klk
>Take care,

Aaron writes:
>Well, first off the amount of funding WBUR receives from the feds is >pretty 
>small.  I seem to remember it's something like less than 5% of their >annual 
>budget...although that's a really vague number in my memory from a 
>fundraiser at some point.  Mr.Faneuf might have more current info.   >Point 
>is, WBUR never has and probably never will adjust their mindset in 
>reporting to account for any influence from federal dollars.

>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.

Aaron "Bishop" Read             aread@speakeasy.net

I've never seen the budget but they tell us for pitching purposes 8%