Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 00:10 UTC, submitted by SReilly
In the News "Spain last night killed a controversial anti-P2P bill that would have made it easier to shut down websites that link to infringing content. The move was a blow to the ruling Socialist government, but it may be of even bigger concern to the US, which pushed, threatened, and cajoled Spain to clamp down on downloading. And Wikileaks can take a share of the credit for the defeat."
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A boatload of bulls****
by _QJ_ on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 09:15 UTC
_QJ_
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2009-03-12

from the linked article: -""sales by local artists in the top 50 have fallen by an estimated 65 percent between 2004 and 2009.".

Something read from almost everywhere !

Some facts to take into considerations:
- How many "so called artists" are local ones (Spanish, etc) ?
- How many are coming from the US ?
- From 2004 to 2010, there is a very wide choice of songs/singers. So, What the proportion of newcomers artists in this period ?
- From 2004 to 2010... How evolve the incomes of the indirect (agents, producers, etc) against the ones of the artists ?

Now my point of view:
Top 50 has became like junk food:
- "Sale a lot of hamburgers, cheap to produce, make a lot of money with it, and too bad if consumers have a heart attack with them."

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