[News] MAFIAA Members Attack Musicians Who 'Dare' Speak Against Intellectual Monopolies Enablers

[News] MAFIAA Members Attack Musicians Who 'Dare' Speak Against Intellectual Monopolies Enablers

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 19:40:31

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Recording Industry Insiders Complain About Musicians Who Argue Against Kicking People Off The Internet

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| Well, well. Last week, we noted that a large number of well
| known musicians had come out against the idea of kicking
| accused file sharers off the internet, noting that it would
| only escalate the problem rather than solve it. But, of
| course, the industry organizations who claim to represent
| musicians' best interests can't have that, so this week
| they're on the attack. The head of a royalty collection
| society apparently called the statement from musicians
| "grossly naive and desperately damaging." Yes, but damaging
| to whom? Perhaps to collections societies, but not to
| artists.Smart artists know that going to war with fans is
| never a smart move.


French 'pass' piracy legislation

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| The French National Assembly has passed a draft law that
| would allow illegal downloaders to be thrown off the net.
| The law was narrowly passed by 285 votes to 225.


Old Music Conference Shuts Down, Blames 'Piracy'; New, Better Event Shows Up Instead

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| The story behind the event is that Popkomm, one of the
| bigger recording industry events, held in Germany each year,
| was canceled this year, with the guy behind it blaming
| "piracy" rather than, say, the economy and structural
| changes in the industry. A bunch of folks in Germany who
| knew better decided to show Popkomm's organizers how to
| organize a better event these days, and scrambled, pulling
| together a fun-looking event to be held at the exact same
| time as Popkomm had originally been scheduled.



American Federation of Musicians Demand NDP Apology For Supporting Balanced

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| Yesterday I posted on how security guards outside the Toronto copyright town
| hall demanded that the Canadian Federation of Students and NDP MP Olivia Chow
| stop distributing flyers discussing their positions on copyright. It turns
| out there is further fallout from the incident. Chow was distributing a
| flyer that included NDP MP Charlie Angus' interview with Exclaim! on
| copyright along with "count on me to speak out against Bill C-61 and
| anti-circumvention rules. I support stronger fair dealing." The Angus
| interview includes comments on the need for forward looking laws, the failed
| DMC, and the need to ways to monetize online activities.


Pirated Artist Orders Police Raid on Sony Music Office

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| A Sony Music office in Mexico has been raided after the label refused to
| hand over the recordings of one of Latin America biggest artists,
| Alejandro Fernndez. Police took over 6,000 CDs that Sony refused to
| return, even though Fernndezcontract with the label had ended.


Morrissey tells fans to boycott new box set reissues

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| The former Smiths singer claimed in a statement issued to fan site
| True-to-you.net, which he often communicates through, that he wouldn't
| receive any money from the reissues, released on November 2, an