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May 8, 2003

May Day at Musicland

Posted by Mike on May 8, 2003 8:34 AM
The National Review has had its say about the Grokster ruling (in which file sharing software was let off the hook):
"By legalizing Internet file-trading tools, a California court handed a major victory to communism. The Internet allows the well-wired to take copyrighted material freely. Left unchecked, rampant copyright theft may soon destroy the for-profit production of movies, music and books and may usher in an age of digital communism."

In which the record company executives are, no doubt, forced to live in gulags, the radios all play the same, bland, state-approved music, and musicians receive a pittance for their work, which is collected by punitive & intrusive oligarchs.