[mythtv-users] A prediction is coming true, faster than I thought

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 16:11:28 UTC 2007

On 7/19/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 7/18/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >> Tom Dexter wrote:
> >>> Actually, you were correct...I was making the point that illegal downloads
> >>> aren't encumberred by DRM.  I don't concider ripping my own CDs to be an
> >>> issue either, even if the RIAA doesn't concider that fair use.
> >> Ignoring the position of any other group, the  way I see it, if anything
> >> I do does not and will not cost anybody a sale then it is morally OK.
> >>
> >> In fact, some "illegal" acts, by increasing awareness of particular art,
> >> may well actually increase sales.
> >>
> >> But try telling that to the RIAA.
> >
> > who are now going after OTA radio stations the same way as online
> > streams for more money because they feel radio costs them too many
> > sales. people prefer to listen to the radio for their music than buy
> > the cd's.
> But if people aren't made aware of the music in the first place how will
> they know they want to buy it?
> A LOT of people buy CDs of music they first heard on the radio.

I'm just reporting what I hear ;-)

I agree though, and if it wasn't for the fact that ClearChannel was
hemorrhaging money I would find it an odd request, but they are
hemorrhaging money and I think *that is* money the RIAA deserves a
piece of. If they weren't I would argue that ClearChannel would then
play less music to lower costs and that would indirectly hurt sales.
Of course most of what ClearChannel plays is not new music, which is a
point the RIAA rightfully made. ie. all those oldie stations are
actually preventing those CD's from being sold.

or course, all this does do even more to kill new artists and new music...

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