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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

File swapping

News on the much maligned file swapping front from CNet.New.Com.Com.Com:

  • RIAA: ISPs should pay for music swapping:
  • The music industry is in a tailspin with global sales of CDs expected to fall six percent in 2003, its fourth consecutive annual decline. A major culprit, industry watchers say, is online piracy. Now, the industry wants to hit the problem at its source--Internet service providers (ISPs).

    Maybe the industry should look to itself as the source of the problem. And, if the industry wants us to believe their so-called six percent figure, maybe they should release how they arrive at that figure. Until then, I'm not buying it.

  • Net music giveaway plays encore.
  • Good luck.

    Posted by Marie at January 21, 2003 5:42 PM


    This has been a situation that can't be stopped and is never going to stop!!! why have I come to this conclusion? the same reason the war on drugs has and will never be successful. If millions and millions of people are doing drugs and will continue to do it what chance is their of stopping it? the same applies to this situation as well. What the RIAA has to realize if it has not been drilled into their heads yet is that this is an advancement into the sophistication of technology. Once unleashed there is no turning back. If the RIAA wants to sue people for online swapping piracy, rest assured that their will be another batch of brilliant individuals to take their place. This is the sad fact. You cannot stop what the majority wants unless you become dictatorial which the RIAA is starting to become and now millions of people are hating them for it. I realize that the RIAA thinks it is doing what it is doing for the best interest of the music companies as well as artist. This is a very hard situation to confront because what has essentially happened is a pandoras box has been unleashed upon the world scene assuming the form of the most essential need of the very essence of the human soul: MUSIC. I believe that this is a battle that the RIAA cannot win against. THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE! you cannot repair something of this magnitude you simply cannot and that is the cold HARD FACT. My suggestion is for the RIAA to step aside and embrace technology at its most sophistcated level. If the IRAA wants to continue to bring down fmusic sharing sites millions of users will not give up without a heavy fisted fight.

    Posted by: Mark at June 25, 2003 5:32 PM