Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The world is slowly and surely going crazy. I'm sure of it now. The US copyright lobby has officially gone totally and utterly nuts. Get this: they are trying to lobby the US government to equate encouraging the use of Free and open source software to undermining intellectual property rights, and to weakening the software industry. I wish I was making this stuff up.
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irbis
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2005-07-08

DO NOT buy CDs, DVDs, BDs other stuff from the industry. The artist gets next to nothing

There are - even nowadays - alternative music companies that don't only concentrate on maximizing profits and turning everyything into disgusting commercial music video products, but actually see some value in supporting the artists and good music too. Magnatune is one example: http://magnatune.com/ Magnatune musicians always get 50% of the profits.

I don't know about you, and musical tastes are a very personal thing, of course, but when I browse Magnatune's music (there are many styles available, and you can actually listen to that music there before buying), most music there sounds many times better and more innovative and creative than the average music that the big music industry players push out of their factories and try to force us to listen to nowadays.

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