Record Labels Face $6 Billion Damages for Pirating Artists

Posted: December 23, 2009 in Computer, Politics
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From the article:

It is no secret that the major record labels have a double standard when it comes to copyright. On the one hand they try to put operators of BitTorrent sites in jail and ruin the lives of single mothers and students by demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, and on the other they sell CDs containing music for which they haven’t obtained copyright permission.

In the past we’ve covered many disputes between artists and labels, where the latter is being accused or even sued for using songs without permission. Just a few months ago Latin America’s biggest artist, Alejandro Fernández, sent the police to a Sony Music office to confiscate over 6,000 CDs that the label refused to return, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The labels have made a habit of using songs from a wide variety of artists for compilation CDs without securing the rights. They simply use the recording and make note of it on “pending list” so they can deal with it later. This has been going on since the 1980s and since then the list of unpaid tracks (or copyright infringements) has grown to 300,000.

This is just ridicules why the hell should we obey the law then the major record labels refuse to do it, all I can say to the labels is you can start first and then we can talk about it, if not the go fuck yourselfs.

And to all the artists that have open there eyes to this gross violation of privacy committed by the labels against the fans, come over to the pirate side we have cookies.

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WOG out.

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