Technology

I’m looking forward to Dave’s piracy essay…

but to borrow a line from Don Henley, “A man with a briefcase steals more than any man with a gun.” Or any 12 year-old with a cable modem. The fact that labels are charging the same for old songs that have recouped their production costs over many thousands of times as they do for new material is ludicrous, particularly pre-digital material whose quality is substantially lower. It’s like a license to print money – you only have to buy the paper and ink and the rest is profit. I can’t imagine the labels ever giving that up voluntarily.

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