[d@DCC] MPAA releases the lawyers...
john.lange at open-it.ca
Wed Dec 15 12:47:33 EST 2004
On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 10:16, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> If you don't like the way the major labels or the music industry market
> their product, then boycott them by no longer being an audience for them.
> Infringing their copyright is just stupid and harmful to all of us. There
> are musicians deliberately authorizing their music to be distributed via
> P2P and other services (See: http://creativecommons.org/find/ ,
> http://www.fadingwaysmusic.com/ , etc) that should be getting our moral
> and financial support!
> Dump the majors and move to the future!
This isn't really on topic but.. Its really too bad that mp3.com was
part of the dot com bust. Their model in later times was awesome. They
had a huge distribution centre for musicians wanted to distribute their
music independent of the recording industry.
This certainly was not a creative commons. Most of the work was still
copyright under the traditional terms, however, the point of the
internet is to eliminate the middle man and sell direct.
At MP3.com thousands of artists uploaded their tracks and got a listing
on the site. Most tracks were available for free but some were for a
fee. There were top 10 charts in each of many categories and you could
stream tracks in real time from any one of hundreds of user-created
"radio stations" or create your own play lists.
A service like this is tomorrows equivalent of a record label. It would
"sign" bands, finance their recordings, do promotion etc.
I'm really hopping something else replaces it. If anyone knows of
something similar please clue me in.
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