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Old 12th September 2019
  #33
Lives for gear
 

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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
Which is what I've always said - humans respond to carrots, not sticks. If instead of Metallica suing mums whose kids were downloading, we had the iTunes store straight away, I feel piracy in the western world at least wouldn't have been such a killer.

Well... there couldn't be an Itunes at the time as Apple and The Beatles had an agreement -
'Apple Computer agreed not to enter the music business, and Apple Corps agreed not to enter the computer business'.

Apple went back on this agreement (nice) , and as rumoured tried to bankrupt The Beatles through the courts
for a few years.. Nice people...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_...Apple_Computer