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Thank you for the music

July 14, 2009

Two articles on the BBC today about the music industry and copyright: At an event in London last night, the writer, actor, general witty man Stephen Fry launched a ferocious attack on the music and film industries over the way they have acted to defend their copyrights: Fry on Copyright

Meanwhile, Bill Thompson has written this lucid article about the ongoing failure of the traditional music industry to adapt to the modern world: I needed music ‘cos I had none

I liked this quote:
‘…..the only reason that we all started to use file sharing and other unlicensed ways of getting music was because the services that the record companies provided were unwieldy, expensive, limited and intrusive. They were riddled with absurd and inconvenient copy protection measures….’

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