March 25, 2004
PEW Asks Musicians...

What's the impact of the internet on your work. If you are a musician or songwriter, fill it out! Very important considering the "spate" of lawsuits that keep "flooding" consumers (sorry, just had to make fun of those words that those reporters overuse...). Jason Schultz does the math though, figuring that each filesharer would need to set aside $0.01483 cents per month average in order to cover settlements across all filesharers. But then Jason points out that even if every suit got the RIAA a cool million, that figure would jump to just under five bucks. Well, that is similar to the EFF's plan. But I still think we need to hear from musicians and songwriters, and more than just those who make the big bucks and therefore get their viewpoints into the media. Just do it!

Thanks to Frank for the links.

Posted by Mary Hodder at March 25, 2004 08:02 AM | TrackBack

The problem with settling with the RIAA is that it is an admission that their broken-think is correct, and doesn't preclude them suing again.

Posted by: PJ on March 31, 2004 08:22 AM
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