Originally Posted by aroundtheworld
Edit: I want to add that the actual story in the topic article is an interesting one and worth discussing, but the framing of the original post in this thread as focusing on the linked comments is detestable.
it IS an interesting story, and one that should earn SUPPORT not hate. have you read the comments? one writes "you are simply a bad person" just because the artist wants to seek compensation for her work being infringed.
Do you think that's OK? Again, have you read those comments? Absolutely insulting no matter how you frame it.
They HATE musicians. They don't believe any artist should ever have the ability to make money from their work EVER unless they are doing it in real time.
This is moving BACKWARDS not FORWARDS. Internet and tech companies need to innovate beyond the old model of illegally exploiting artists work as the basis for their unimaginative models and create fair and ethical businesses... or face the inevitable consequences.