The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)
Tuesday, September 03, 2002
It's not about piracy it's about control says Happy Fun Pundit. "This new distribution and marketing model is a huge threat to the record companies. After all, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot only cost $85,000 to produce, and distribution was free. With low-cost production and a new distribution network that connects artists directly with their fans, there is little room for a giant plodding record label to insinuate itself into the picture and skim off the money. This is the real reason why the RIAA is spending millions of dollars to buy politicians and use the heavy hand of government to try to shut these networks down."