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Offline DaBees-Knees

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It's not a crime to download, say musicians
« on: March 12, 2009, 09:21:33 pm »
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/its-not-a-crime-to-download-say-musicians-1643217.html

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Musicians including Robbie Williams, Annie Lennox, Billy Bragg, Blur's David Rowntree and Radiohead's Ed O'Brien said last night that the public should not be prosecuted for downloading illegal music from the internet. The Featured Artists Coalition, which consists of 140 of Britain's biggest rock and pop stars, said at its inaugural meeting that companies such as MySpace and YouTube should be required to remunerate the artists when they use their music for advertising. Bragg told The Independent that most of the artists had voted against supporting any move towards criminally prosecuting ordinary members of the public for illegally downloaded music. The musicians will express their views to Lord Carter, who suggested that individuals downloading music illegally should be brought to justice. While Lennox was not able to attend the meeting, she sent a message of support, as did Peter Gabriel, while David Gray, Fran Healy from Travis, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Mick Jones from The Clash turned up in support. Bragg was speaking as a key member of the coalition, which was set up to give a collective voice to artists who want to fight for their rights in the digital world. It is pushing for a fairer deal for musicians at a time when they can use the internet to forge direct links with their fans. "What I said at the meeting was that the record industry in Britain is still going down the road of criminalising our audience for downloading illegal MP3s," he said. "If we follow the music industry down that road, we will be doing nothing more than being part of a protectionist effort. It's like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube. "Artists should own their own rights and they should decide when their music should be used for free, or when they should have payment." The artists wanted to tell Lord Carter "that we want to side with the audience, the consumer". O'Brien said it was a "defining time for the industry", adding: "A lot of the rights and revenue streams are being carved up, and we need a voice... I think all the major players want to hear what we have to say."

Yet more artists have their say and it conflicts somewhat with what the music moguls are saying.

Offline White Stripes

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Re: It's not a crime to download, say musicians
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 09:35:09 pm »
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....as did Peter Gabriel....

one of my all time favorites... and hes on our side
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Offline Cobra

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Re: It's not a crime to download, say musicians
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 11:27:36 pm »
It's too bad that those opinions don't really change anything so long as the music industry owns the artists' souls.
Downloading is an addiction I do not want to give up.

Offline RReactor

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Re: It's not a crime to download, say musicians
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 04:24:33 am »
its all about the money the musicians are making lots but thats only a small portion of the money the recording industry makes
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