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Re: [News] Copyrights Cartel Attacks the Internet and Current Copyright Law

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:38:54 +0000, Phil Da Lick! wrote:

> Hadron wrote:
>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Top musicians unite to form copyright lobby group
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | They earn millions and the extent of their diva-esque demands is
>>>> often mind | boggling. But tomorrow, Robbie Williams, KT Tunstall and
>>>> the members of | Radiohead will join a group of high-profile
>>>> musicians to protest at how badly | they are treated by record
>>>> companies and music streaming websites like | YouTube.     `----
>>>> http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/
>>> £80M contract. Yeah that Robbie Williams got royally shafted by EMI
>>> all right. The poor dear. Let's give him some more money. Doesn't
>>> matter if we have to make up some new laws further restricting the
>>> freedoms of the masses - it's in a good cause after all.
>> You're a free loading tightwad. The amount he got is immaterial ( he
>> was the #1 recording artists in the world, so who should get money? Him
>> or his label?). The point is that he is coming out to represent the
>> little men who get shafted by labels and freetards.
> The money he got is most definitely not immaterial when he starts
> crusading against unfair treatment of musicians. And do a bit of
> research into how the money from these "collecting societies" is
> distributed. And one more thing regarding little men getting "shafted"
> by labels - if they don't like the terms of the contract they are
> offered then DON'T FUCKING SIGN IT. Moaning about it years later is
> frankly hyporcritical.
>  > But you wont understand
>> that because you think taking other people's work and not paying is ok.
> Still untrue.

Err, since the dawn of time musicians have been exploited.  Most 
musicians probably don't have adequate representation, or aren't in a 
position to negotiate.  If the song is a hit, *then*, on the next 
contract, the musician can get a good deal.  But, maybe they'll just be a 
one-hit-wonder, never getting much compensation.

Of course, Prince seems to spend part of his time looking for 
infringement on youtube and the calling his lawyers about for some reason.


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