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Re: [News] [SOT] Music Fools Attack Own Fan with Intellectual Monopolies

Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Mark Kent wrote:
>> Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> Bryan Adams pulls a Prince on fan sites
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Canadian soft rocker Bryan Adams is the latest star to grumble at fans for 
>>>> | plastering his name and face on unofficial websites. 
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/27/everything_i_do_i_do_it_for_me/
>>> Another example of the content mafia totally losing perspective. Instead 
>>> of just emailing the webmasters and requesting any links to 
>>> pirated/illegal material to be removed from their site, they have to 
>>> assert their "control" over the "content". Sledgehammer to crack a 
>>> walnut yet again. The fact that Bryan Adams *chose* to put himself in 
>>> the public domain would mean that certain uses of his name and image are 
>>> quite legitimate. This draconianism makes me wanna puke.
>> I quite agree.  It makes no sense to spend a lifetime chasing publicity
>> of any and all kinds, then complain when it's not under your direct
>> control.
>> Illegitimate copies of material shouldn't be there, of course, but it
>> should stop at that point.
>> I also note that fan recordings of concerts made on mobiles and such
>> like seem most unlikely to unseat real sales...
> Fan sites can also be thought of as free advertising. Makes no sense to 
> go after them in this fashion.

Indeed they are.  The whole fanzine culture is typically run by people
of relatively limited means, on behalf of typically extremely
well-rewarded performers.  Somehow, one thinks that the performers would
be better advised to consider rewarding those giving them free time and
effort in terms of publicity and marketing, rather than attacking them
for a recording which only a real enthusiast could love.

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