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

Mark Kent wrote:
Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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Bryan Adams pulls a Prince on fan sites

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| Canadian soft rocker Bryan Adams is the latest star to grumble at fans for | plastering his name and face on unofficial websites. `----


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

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.

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