Re: The Future of Music (was: Re: e-book pricing)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 12:27:27 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> What has recently struck me is that the RIAA has managed to destroy the
> music industry. If they'd arranged to sell songs for a dollar online,
> they might have moved the traditional market into ecommerce, and
> cheating would be perceived as evil. Now, people have the expectation
> of free music. People are used to downloading free music. Even if the
> RIAA eventually gets a clue and moves to correct the mistake, the market
> will be divided into unusually ethical buyers and the mass of pirates,
> instead of the mass of buyers and the unusually unethical pirates.

I'm surprised the conspiracy theorists have not commented that since most all
CDs are produced in China, that the Napster suit is obviously done at the behest
of Clinton, who is owned by Chinese business interests... ;)

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