Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Supreme Court to hear file sharing arguments
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on digital file sharing today. It should be very interesting to hear what they think. Some opinions have already been expressed so check out the story at Yahoo News. The usual musical hacks like Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, and the Dixie Chicks were there to support the recording industry corporate behemoth which has been settling most of their illegal file downloading cases for $2,000 a pop (I wonder how much of that money goes into the performers pockets the recording industry claims to be protecting? not much I bet) while Brian Eno, Heart, and Chuck D all stood on the side of file sharing. There's so much great and completely legal downloads out there so you shouldn't be downloading files illegally anyways, but I can't stand the RIAA with their witch hunt mentality, especially when profits are very healthy for the major labels even in light of losing market share to video games and other forms of entertainment.
Posted by Wally Bangs