Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

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Re: Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:35 am

"Don't kid yourself. It works exactly how they want it to."


Most of this thread is above my pay grade, but somehow, what is going on with Facebook and
Zuckerberg relates!

I was watching an episode of Homeland (S5)...SPOILER ALERT...when 1300 CIA files were
downloaded during a hack from a guy that did webcam porn, which got out of control, and the
guy who did the hack for fun against a radical Muslim group was faced with the significance of
what he found. He gave it up to a radical journalist who went on TV with it...CIA got scared,
US-German relations got strained, and the other guy who was in the room said,
"She (the journalist) is going to make a lot of money over this, why can't we make money as well?"
His response struck me...

"Go make your money doing porn...this is information, information is FREE!"

Facebook Under Fire: This attitude towards information is very similar to what is being said on CNN, MSNBC--senator(s) (Ed Markey), analysts, with the conclusion: Big monopolies need to be broken up...
Your personal information has been compromised! Zuckerberg knows exactly what is going on
and his response was weak at best. Power corrupts...this is no difference than big railroads!

Go back to 1998...this article about Microsoft before Facebook or any other company related
to the Internet was even in our consciousness might have been 20 years ahead of the curve;

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/05/ ... t.jackson/
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Re: Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

Postby Steve Holmes » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 am

Not piracy - but another story of a band getting screwed business wise right from the horses mouth.
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Re: Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

Postby Pocketplayer » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:56 am

Painful to hear this!

Good video Steve...one studio drummer has said a young cat needs
to know computers before drums...I would argue you need to know
business before them all! This story is the norm...and Dave reveals
his true heart here...the emotion and hurt is real...betrayal from the
suits is bad enough, but from your band "brothers" who cave by
getting paid out...give him credit for not giving up.

When you have to call in the "forensic accountant" to wonder why you are making
$700 a show after 30 years in a band...fair to say moral hit an all-time low!

After reading bio after bio of rock musicians, I think it is fair to say these
guys are Rock Stooges! Music biz is no different than any other...5% make
95% of the $$...Mr Accountant money handler guy usually is the one boinking
a band...rationalizes his actions by thinking, "You get the fame and women,
I get the money...I'll give you some, but will hide a lot of it for myself!"

Jealousy is a bitch that is never satisfied! We over think maleficence...rock
muso drapes himself with hot females, dork accountant guy gets too close to the sun,
knows he will never get the flame, so gets his squeeze though $$...and sleeps at
night because in his mind, "The band would NEVER be successful without him,
therefore..."

http://www.laweekly.com/music/top-10-mu ... ts-2411743

https://www.theguardian.com/music/music ... thurspmpic

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/stin ... 78141.html
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Re: Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Not sure how this relates or another thread...but Eddie is asked a question and
his answer reminded me of the music industry even back in 1978 with a rock band...

"We were on the road 11 months supporting that record (first album) and when we got
home Warner Brothers said you own us 3 millions dollars and another record!"

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Re: Taking the Anti-Piracy Argument Back From the Music Industry

Postby Pocketplayer » Tue May 15, 2018 2:32 pm

Smokey Robinsom before congress on anti-piracy/copyright laws in the music industry
tonight on C SPAN 2 9pm est

Senator Kamala Harris was GIDDY introducing him! She almost asked him for drinks
afterwards...hilarious...dude sits before congress and is still a total chick magnet!

Rock stars got it all...
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