Why the music industry has nothing to celebrate

Scott Rosenberg: “And what will be the impact of the court-ordered shutdown of Napster? These projects — small, underground efforts that grew unnoticed in the shadow of Napster the company — will be flooded with energy. Users will flock to them, and talented software hackers will work overtime to perfect them.

“From the recording industry’s point of view, it is slaying one enemy only to seed the field with a thousand new opponents — opponents who are, not incidentally, its own best customers.”

via Scripting News

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