Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stiffing the music consumer

"The record industry is fond of referring to its 'intellectual property', but I'm not sure there are too many intellectuals at work in the business… To extend the copyright period is to allow the major record companies to carry on stiffing the consumer… To extend the copyright in sound recordings past the current 50-year period would be to grant major record companies a licence to carry on doing nothing, at the same time putting smaller labels out of business and reducing the amount of choice available to music lovers." —Louis Barfe

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