Subject: Music and Free/Open Source Software: Interesting parallels.
From: Taran Rampersad <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 02:48:31 -0500

I'll blog about this tommorow after I recharge offline, but I think this 
is interestingly in line with the conversation that has been buzzing 
around on this list, and it would be interesting to get some other 
perspectives on this. The particular quote in the article that grabbed 
me related to 'piracy' (Avast there, matey!), but the idea is quite 
similar - and one I have openly discussed before.

"...Artists like the idea of a new and better business model for the 
industry, but they cannot accept a business model that uses their music 
without authority or compensation. Suing kids is not what artists want, 
but many of them feel betrayed by fans who claim to love artists but 
still want their music free..." - Don Henley

Taran Rampersad

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