Originally Posted by charles maynes
I think the artist (and here me out here) has to be minimized- The public face needs to focus on the songwriters and all the other hidden people attached to the process who are profoundly impacted by theft
Not that I disagree with you (again
), but in the modern age, and at the less commercial levels, the artist is also the songwriter..... and the engineer..... and the teaboy......
Many of us have been reduced to working alone at home, and it's these artists
that have been most damaged by piracy.
The last few posts speak to my point on education though, how somewhat futile it is in a short to medium term.
Don is highly educated, sensible, and a frequent contributor to this forum. Out of his whole experience reading the Lanier book, he chose to quote one passage alone, a passage blaming 'the recording industry' as if it's one block.
(Facepalm moment, although out of deference to your sensitivity I shall restrain myself)