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[News] MAFIAA Wants Bailout After Failing to Evolve

  • Subject: [News] MAFIAA Wants Bailout After Failing to Evolve
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 08:37:55 +0000
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Did The Recording Industry Really Miss The Opportunity To 'Monetize' Online Music?

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| Separately, the CNN article is incredibly 
| weak in that it makes the mistake of 
| implying that the recording industry is the 
| entire music industry. It completely 
| ignores the fact that the overall music 
| industry has actually been growing as sales 
| of recorded music have dropped. People have 
| just shifted their spending habits, and 
| that likely would have happened whether or 
| not any licensing deal had been worked out 
| in 1999.


No, Copyright Has Never Been About Protecting Labor

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| First, on the title, let's get serious. 
| Every time someone claims "piracy is 
| stealing" it suddenly becomes that much 
| more difficult to take them seriously, 
| because it shows they've put no thought 
| into their argument and are parroting 
| specious arguments that have nothing to do 
| with reality. Stealing means taking 
| something away. Making a copy of something 
| means there's two such things, not one, and 
| nothing is missing.


Copyright Industry Responds To iiNet Ruling By Asking For Gov't Bailout; Aussie Gov't 'Studying' It

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| Of course, this just shows how far gone 
| AFACT and its members (Hollywood studios 
| mainly) are out of touch with what this 
| ruling is saying. The ruling points out, 
| quite clearly, that the problem isn't with 
| the law and it's not with the technology. 
| Changing the law doesn't fix things. The 
| problem is with how the big movie studios 
| have failed to adapt, and are now blaming 
| totally blameless parties for their own 
| failures.


Anti-RIAA Site Folds

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| The Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 
| huckster is looking for donations or even a 
| partnership in hopes of reviving the site 
| that has become infamous for its mocking 
| portrayal of the RIAA, which consists of 
| Vivendi Universal, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner 
| Music.


This Has To Be A Joke: Music Duo Claims It Won't Sell CDs Again Until 'Piracy' Is Stopped

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| Someone who prefers to remain anonymous 
| sent over this odd story of a musical duo 
| who put up a notice on the band's website 
| claiming that, due to "piracy," they were 
| no longer going to sell CDs. But the 
| reasoning makes no sense at all:
|     NOTICE: Due to uncontrolled Music 
|     Piracy, [Our album] will no longer be 
|     sold to the general public. We refuse 
|     to cater to thieves and criminals. When 
|     the Worldwide Piracy problems is 
|     solved, then we will begin sales once 
|     again. 



Bailing Out The RIAA?

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| That said, Peter Kafka, over at AllThingsD, has made the best point: most
| people don't care about this bill because they don't realize that it's really
| a bill to bail out the RIAA by creating a radio station tax that goes
| straight into the recording industry's bank accounts. So, rather than call it
| the Performance Rights Act, it should more accurately be called the Britney
| Bailout Bill.

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