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Frank Zappa & Elsewhere
Who else smells the fine stink of lawyers at play?
Barry, it was fun while it lasted.
I – like – totally missed out on the revolution, so I can’t really comment.
But I understand the concept; I’ve been making “Various” compilation recordings for my own enjoyment since the mid 70’s – which, at that time, was completely legal. I also shared those tapes with a few select friends. At that time, a gray area legally, but nothing that would create any concern…
Frankly, I’m not surprised. The Net makes sharing entirely too easy…
What’s really funny to me, is that instead of embracing and harnessing the Net for its benefit, the RIAA has decided to pay lots of money to lawyers to fight the situation.
It’s so stupid – it’s like the “war on drugs”, or – better- Prohibition. People are going to do what they want regardless of what the ‘suits’ say – regardless of the law… FZ understood this probably better than most, and predicted this well before the technology was available to the masses.
It’s all so tedious…
Who is this closet “Marky Mark”?
Yes, Sofa, it’s all so tedious, because we know that before too long something else will come along to replace Muxtape (great idea that it was for its time: introducing people to new music) that we will all embrace and enthusiastically endorse until the RIAA sets their lawyers on that new entity as well. The RIAA is fighting a losing battle in an attempt to keep the recording industry in some kind of 20th century mindset. The consumer and the culture has long since moved into the 21st century.
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