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[News] Bono's Lip Service to Intellectual Monopolists Leads to U2 Blunder

  • Subject: [News] Bono's Lip Service to Intellectual Monopolists Leads to U2 Blunder
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:27:46 +0000
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Bono: We Should Use China's Censorship As An Example Of How To Stop Piracy

,----[ Quote ]
| Hmm. So, apparently all the money that 
| people used to spend on music, they now 
| spend on internet connections? If only 
| there were some evidence to back that up. 
| But, as we noted, the music business has 
| been growing, just not the sales of CDs. 
| Considering how much U2 made on its last 
| tour, you would think that Bono would be 
| aware of this. As for his claim that the 
| internet is harming the up-and-coming 
| songwriters, again, all this shows is how 
| incredibly out of touch Bono is. In the 
| past, the "young, fledgling songwriter" 
| couldn't live off ticket or t-shirt sales 
| either. He had to hope that he got the 
| lucky golden ticket from a record label and 
| that they didn't then crush his spirit and 
| originality before discarding him as an 
| unrecouped has-been. 


U2's Bono blames ISPs for piracy 

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| Ever since Paul McGuinness, manager of the 
| rock band U2, began lashing out at Internet 
| service providers (ISPs) for allegedly 
| profiting from and encouraging illegal file 
| sharing, U2 fans have wondered whether 
| McGuinness spoke for the band.



,----[ Quote ]
| The RIAA is a delusional cartel consisting 
| of four major music labels. They were 
| created in 1952 with the sole purpose of 
| sucking all the music and happiness out of 
| the world.



Bono net policing idea draws fire

,----[ Quote ]
| Bono, frontman of rock band U2, has warned
| the film industry not to make the same
| mistakes with file-sharing that have
| dogged the music industry.
| Writing for the New York Times, Bono
| claimed internet service providers were
| "reverse Robin Hoods" benefiting from the
| music industry's lost profits.


Bono says heâll sue France over HADOPI

,----[ Quote ]
| French European Parliament MP Guy Bono says heâll call for legal action
| against France if it adopts the corporate entertainment cartelâs HADOPI law.
| Pushed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of Vivendi Universal,
| EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, and Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, Sony, NBC
| Universal and Disney, Franceâs lower house of Parliament has passed
| the âthree-strikesâ law, also known as the HADOPI law.

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