Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:06 UTC
Legal In a textbook example of "dweilen met de kraan open", the landmark trial against Torrent website The Pirate Bay will take off today in Sweden. The founders of the torrent website are charged with aiding millions of internet users gain access to illegal content. Basically the entire entertainment industry is amassing against The Pirate Bay, making this one of the biggest trials against internet file sharing in history.
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RE[2]: I am generalising...
by Almafeta on Tue 17th Feb 2009 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE: I am generalising..."
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

The only ones that make a lot of money are those top 50 artists.


Not even then.

There's an article written by one of the punk rockers of the last decade. In it, she described her business (the demands of her work) and the benefits she could income to get while doing it, reduced by costs. If you cut out all non-transferrable, temporary benefits and bennies (yes, going to a gala premier is nice, but in the end it's just going to a company business party) and consider business expenses to reduce her income, she could make more money each year by working at a McDonald's and have more free time each week doing it. As far as I know, that's what she's doing now.

(I want to say the article was written by Courtney Love, but I've confused Courtney Love with at least five different people, so I'm leaving that article above unsourced until I remember...)

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RE[3]: I am generalising...
by quackalist on Tue 17th Feb 2009 08:30 in reply to "RE[2]: I am generalising..."
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2007-08-27

Yes, you are thinking of Courtney Love and the article in question is at -

http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2000/06/14/love/

Personally, nothing would please me more then if the entire media industry went tits-up due to piracy. Fat chance, though.

Edited 2009-02-17 08:35 UTC

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