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  A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves
Date:   2003-06-11 16:37:27
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Mp3 Helps, the record industy hurt themselves

That's rubbish. It's a flawed assumption to assume that someone who downloads then doesn't purchase would have purchased in the first place. There is no loss of sale if no sale would have been made.


Artists make stuff all from their CD sales anyway (unless they're independent). It's far more valuable to any artist to have a larger fan base than to make a CD sale. Fans come to shows and buy merch. The problem with you argument other than the flawed "lost sale", is that it's a short term perspective on something that has long term effects.


The only people that lose are the Record Company. The artist can do naught but gain.


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