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« on: November 17, 2009, 02:49:14 PM »

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/0,39029552,49303784,00.htm?tag=mncol;txt

Of course one of my faves:


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Home taping to kill music

In the 1980s, the record labels were adamant: "Taping music from friends' collections will kill the music industry!" they screeched. The low cost of cassettes, combined with the relative ease of copying music from other sources, worked the execs of the world's major labels into a well-paid panicROFLMAO

Tapes didn't kill the music industry, as you may have noticed. But today the same lather surrounds illegal file-sharing on the Internet. The only reason the music industry is in a position to worry about file-sharing is because the rumour it started in the 80s was nonsense -- cassettes didn't kill music any more than VHS killed the movie industry.

 ROFLMAO  Well put. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 04:07:41 PM »

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Home taping to kill music
A brilliant rumor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_copying_levy
So basically the recording industry was getting $$$ for a cassette sold, while doing fuk all.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 04:42:35 PM »

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So basically the recording industry was getting $$$ for a cassette sold, while doing fuk all.

While playing the Violin and Cry about their losses Jackoff
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