Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Note the paradigms shifting...
Date:   2002-12-13 11:59:47
From:   anonymous2

Or not, actually. The 'big stink' is that the artists will be missing out on revenue if file-sharing continues. In all actuality, it isn't the artists that lose out. They actually don't make much money on the sale of books or CD's. It's the PUBLISHERS that rake in the cash. And therein lies the problem. The RIAA is well aware that file sharing <> piracy. But they also know that file sharing and 'home publishing' make them OBSOLETE, or at least highly redundant.

So it's not surprising they're bringing as much time, effort, and money to bear on the issue, solely to defend their own interests. Unfortunately, most consumers aren't aware of this (yet) so they accept the hue and cry being raises by the media companies.