On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:13:37AM +0100, Braun Brelin wrote:
> I saw a story today on the RTE web site about Eircom being sued by the Irish
> recording industry association (or it's equivalent)
> for people using P2P for downloading music. The industry wants Eircom to
> implement software from a company called "Audible Magic".
> anyone know the inside technical details here? I'm guessing that Eircom.net
> is using Linux based servers? Does Audible Magic run on Linux?
I get really tired of hearing these record companies trying any tactic
except facing up to reality. They are charging too much for the music in
the first place! When you can buy movies that have been released for
~2 years for less than albums that have been out for 5 years, there is a
I'm guessing the Irish music exec's also decided to stick their heads in
the sand in regards to the current state of the economy, i.e. it's
currently heading south, so I can't see people spending much on music
for the next few years.
The other major annoyance is the fact that they ignore basic economic
rules such as "Oppertunity Cost". If a person downloads music worth 30x
instead of buying music worth x, it does not mean the economy has lost
30x worth of business. It means that someone else other than the music
industry got x and only x.
I hope that if this goes to court the judge will at least see through
the fabrications that are usually presented by the music exec's.
Right, I'm feeling better now ;)
"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."
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