Thursday, October 04, 2007

Why I'd Like to Euthanize the Major Labels

I am endlessly amazed at how the major labels continue to treat their customers as thieves. I am actually at a loss for words with respect to this latest development where Sony BMG's Chief Anti-Piracy lawyer claims that ripping a CD you own as "stealing".

Sony BMG's chief anti-piracy lawyer: "Copying" music you own is "stealing": "Gabriel asked if it was wrong for consumers to make copies of music which they have purchased, even just one copy. Pariser replied, 'When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song.' Making 'a copy' of a purchased song is just 'a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy',' she said."

This view is why I have *no* sympathy for the collapse of the labels businesses. Even if you don't like Radiohead, go and purchase a copy of the new "name your own price" album when it comes out. If nothing else than to send these "fat cats and crumb bumbs" a message....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more.