Originally Posted by Morne
This is the way i see it,
megaupload is a way for people to share data over the internet. They remove any copyrighted content that is reported, just like youtube and portray themself as a legal site
Big problem is I don't think they did.
The right thing to do is arrest the people who put the content up there, not the people who own the websites.
When we did that, the culprits were found guilty and fined thousands of dollars, the industry was slammed for criminalising single mothers and teenagers.
This is the problem. Turkey's don't vote for Christmas, and music consumers obviously wont vote to pay for music again .
No matter what you do as a music industry you are told you are doing the wrong thing.
Taking down the piracy warlords (Kim Dotcom) = wrong.
Taking down the actual people who fileshare = wrong.
Legislating in US law = wrong.
And for many -
Charging a fee for recorded music = wrong.
Copyright = wrong.
I mean ya gotts to throw us a bone here!
The big record labels/film companys (and i think its safe to say that its them thats put pressure on the authoritys to take down megaupload) have lost all my sympathy. I hope they crash and burn now.
Consistently and conveniently people use the buzz words 'big record labels'.
But independent labels and independent musicians are full square against music pirates and sites like Megaupload and Pirate Bay.
So instead of losing your sympathy, what do you suggest ordinary musicians and labels do???