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RIAA can kiss my hash
Here is my 2 cents:Originally Posted by MikeHunt79
RIAA's entire claim is that the think that their Artist are losing too much money, and that they are not getting paid for the time and talent. However the reason CD prices are jacked up so high is to pay these worthless top execs and these recording companies, along with RIAA fees. Artist rarely get more than $.25-$.50 on a CD. Where is the rest of this going? I think we all know where...
I agree that the RIAA is causing their own mess. Organizations have been in similar situations before, with things like the radio, VHS tapes, and even player pianos. And each time a method was set up so the artists would be compensated for their work, and the technology could still continue to thrive. For some reason the RIAA has chosen not to incorporate the technology, and instead have achieved nothing but promoting music swapping.
These pay-for sites won't work, because you simply cannot find EVERYTHING on them, that you can on kazaa, or soulseek. What the RIAA needs to do, is make their own P2P service, allowing users to freely trade the songs THAT THEY wish. They could generate revenue by advertisements, or a service fee. The software would then keep track of the # of songs that are traded for each artist, and the appropriate commissions would be issued to the artists. It would work much like radio does today, the DJ plays what he wants, but it's kept track of, and the appropriate commissions are honored.
Now, I don't know why the RIAA doesn't work with the technology, because all these law-suits will never make P2P go away. They are just digging them selves a larger, and larger hole.
Well, that's just my $.02......
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man... 900 songs.... pathetic really
When they started selling cds they were charing $18 and there was a court case for the obvious unfairly high price. The record company argued that CD technology was a new risk, and the prices were high to protect their investment. The court decided that by 199X (can't remember the exact date) CD prices would have to be lowered to a far more reasonible $8.
So, 199X arrives.. the record companies still charge $18 and of course, new suit is opened against them. This time, they argue.. now this is as close to a quote as I can make "We are so used to making the money from selling for $18, that it would be a tragic event to the record industry to lower the prices" and the courts CAVED!
WHAT THE HELL??? This has always really ****ed me off. Because there is fat cow executives raping the pockets of music artists, and making 30x what they SHOULD be making so they can buy more coke, and whores, big mansions, and ridiculous SUVs to compensate for their tiny genitals.
Anyway, you may have noticed, I'm a bit indecisive on the topic. So now I leave you to think about it yourselves.