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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:11 -0000
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Moshe Goldfarb <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:47:04 GMT, voodoo <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> >On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:08:53 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
> >
> >> The consumer DAT recorders and tape had a tax built into them to help
> >> compensate artists whose work was going to obviously be copied digital
> >> to digital.
> >
> >how much of that money made its way to the artists? any?
> >canada has a setup like that. no reports of disbursements yet.
> 
> That was the problem.
> Little actually made to the artists as the corrupt record companies
> sucked it up to the tune of about 40 percent if I remember correctly.
> 
> The problem was the controls to monitor the system were not put in
> place properly so it ended up being a mess.

But don't the corrupt record companies do the same thing with the 
revenues from CD sales?

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
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