Here’s a Cody Chestnutt MP3 I’ve been listening to. If you want to sue me, why not spend the money and tip Cody Chestnutt at right? The future is going to be great for Music. People will be free to create, listen to, and tip for Music. On the Net.
We don’t need the Music Industry anymore. Artist don’t need to be enslaved by them (Artists do not own their own copyrights and their work is classified as work-for-hire). They are, in effect, whores pimped by the industry. And I mean pimp in the worst possible way. Consumers don’t need them to control the Radio and decide what ships to the stores. We can decide for ourselves. The Music Industry is on the way out. This is post-industrialization. Biotch!
PS. I was just reading the Constitution, it says.
Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries
Rights should belong to Artists, the Creators, not the Corporations that enslave and own them. And for a Limited Time, because Culture fundamentally belongs to all of us. Fuck the DCMA. I like The Constitution.
Oh, and Jefferson said
So, you know, let the law be flexible a little. Times change.
I get a lot of Google searches for “graphs file-sharing” so I thought I’d put more stuff up. This is a graph on bandwidth use at Cornell, showing how popular file-sharing is getting.
There’s also an interesting academic paper from the University of Chicago, the pdf contains some graphs on KaZaA.