It's a drag! Piracy that is.
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: p2pnet.net - October 1, 2002
What is? "The unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted
music is JUST AS ILLEGAL AS SHOPLIFTING A CD. Burning CD's from peer-to-peer
networks like KaZaA, Morpheus or Gnutella is against the law."
At least, Madonna, Elton John, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Jay Z, Lenny Kravitz and
84 others apparently think so, says musicunited
(www.musicunited.org), a new entertainment industry site.
It went up in September as part of the latest Hollywood driven campaign to
salvage the unwholesome mess it's already made of trying to turn the Net
into its personal online market.
And Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland pretty well sums up the
musicunited perspective with: "... it's not a free service, it's not like
it's done just to please fans. Everything that's done is done for a profit."
Hilary 'Reach Out' Rosen of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of
America) chaired the news conference which announced the page, as well as
full-page ads in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. With her were the
two Daves - D. Munns of EMI Recorded Music, and D. Benjamin, UMG's senior
vice president of anti-piracy.