Wednesday, January 30, 2008

U2 Manager McGuinness Calls On ISPs To Control Piracy

Wendy Davis:
U2 manager Paul McGuinness has added his voice to those calling on Internet service providers to implement controversial anti-piracy measures, including filtering their networks and canceling the accounts of people who upload copyrighted music. In another proposal, he suggested that ISPs and record labels enter into a revenue-sharing partnership.

You idiot, don't you know piracy is Even Better Than the Real Thing??
You old dinosaur!! It's a good idea to prevent change. Let's also burn books and impede new ideas.
Good one! Instead of trying to block something you cannot control, how about thinking of better ways to do old things?

I can just picture this McGuinness character in his fancy office with his fancy things, materialistic greed and the desire to attain more. He has no idea what the freedom and joy of a good song can bring, or the added benefit of getting something for nothing.
Times have changed. A good enough musician will find ways to make a buck and it won't necessarily be through the selling of low quality digital content (go read the Future of Music). Musicians now have to work harder to get their songs out there and if that means sacrificing a few of those dollars so their music can be heard it isn't such a big deal.

And Paul, this is dedicated to you:

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