Posted by: Surfpunk ()
Date: May 09, 2000 08:25AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Software like Napster is promoting the infringement of copyright law but, more importantly, it is going to put people like myself out of business.
Many 'small people' working in the music industry like small retailers (hell, even the multiples are shitting themselves), the small mail order companies that have kept this scene going on the underground over recent years, small specialist labels like Z and N&T and untlimately artists themselves.
Danny Danzi has already posted his response to this problem on this board. Basically if more people go online to get the music for free than actually PAY for it then we can all kiss goodbye to any quality music coming from anyone who isn't loaded.
The net is a fantastic way for artists and labels to promote music. I'm all for mp3 to distribute music UNAVAILABLE ELSEWHERE. And REAL fans will still go out and buy their favourite artists music but there are a hell of a lot of people out there who wouldn't think twice about downloading it for free, burning it to CD and then stealing sleeves from my store and scanning them in to duplicate them in future.
Don't beleive me? It's already happening!
This is not about greed or even about Metallica. It's about protecting the livelihoods of thousands and thousands of people who have made music and the love of it their lives.
I'm not ready to lose my job. Don't take it away from me!

I've tried to keep this as brief as possible but I'll happily respond to any other posts.

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