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  •  Bull. (0+ / 0-)

    Your talking points simply repeat the same bogus nonsense which your fellow content-mafia middlemen have repeated for decades with ZERO evidence.

    Indeed, as an actual member of the "creative side", I know just how much you're full of it. The Internet is essentially the only really useful venue left for the independent artist to actually expose & get paid directly for his work without "getting the shaft" from record label contracts that cede creative control in return for pennies on the dollar. (Funny how the "fruits" of the bean-counters' "labors" always end up counted as so much more important...)

    "Epic" theft? Seriously, point me to all these massive stick-ups of Borders & Best Buys that are supposed to be going on. It's not happening. Show me all these heists of master tapes that prove that certain songs can never be issued again. Guess what: Recording tech is simply not that limited in this day & age, like it or not. (The big players have certainly been stealing very real monetary assets from artists they employ by "creative accounting", though, as well as ripping off indy artists' content wholesale from YouTube& accusing the artists of stealing it. I won't hold my breath waiting to hear you complain about that, though...)

    The content fascists' war on independent creators & new media just shows their real agenda: To make sure that only CEOs with Mitt Romney's legal budget will be allowed to reap the benefits of anything-like-creative work — & that the only "creativity" allowed will be "safe", identical, mass-produced prolefeed.

    On behalf of fellow creative types here, I say to hell with that.

    Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Learn about the OPEN Act.

    by Brown Thrasher on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 09:21:32 PM PST

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