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  A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Subject:   listen to the public!
Date:   2003-08-01 12:02:02
From:   anonymous2
I can't stand corporate bullying. After decades of having various music formats shoved down out throats lp vinyl, 8 tracks, cassettes, cd's the public has spoken with we're choosing this time.
Mp3's are the public's next choice of format. This sort of happened by chance. The Record industry charges far too much and forces garbage music down out throat and expects us to keep on rplaceing our music collection.. Sorry guys it ain't happenin'. Why are compact discs $15-17.00 when dvd movies are at times half that? File swapping can be monitored and a royalties can be distributed to the artists like ascap and bmi does with restaurants and businesses that play music in their establishements. Where is the sense here? the public embraced the mp3 file albeit imperfect, and the record companies should as well. I have ripped my entire cd collection to multiple hard drives through my home (over 1000cd's) With Windows media player9 and a creative labs audigy2 platinum sound card, I have my entire collection available with the cd cover art on each song at my fingertips. The mp3s are encoded using EAC with the L.A.M.E encoder using the alt preset extreme setting.. The sound is flawless.. I cannot find songs this quality in the swapping sites, so I buy the cd and encode it. Also Did anyone ever think that e-bay and amazon and others allowing avenues for us to sell our used cd's would affect new sales? I would rather buy a used cd over the net than to drive all over creation to find what I'm looking for.

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  1. listen to the public!
    2003-08-01 15:59:37  anonymous2 [View]

    • listen to the public!
      2004-01-06 12:16:48  anonymous2 [View]

    • listen to the public!
      2003-10-03 19:30:04  anonymous2 [View]

    • listen to the public!
      2003-08-28 15:54:14  anonymous2 [View]

    • listen to the public!
      2003-08-26 16:03:56  anonymous2 [View]

      • listen to the public!
        2003-09-02 19:26:18  anonymous2 [View]

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