These are tough times for people who like to download things from the internet. People like you and me, there’s no point in denying that. Wether the content you download is legal or illegal is a different question. Fact is, the RIAA is gaining ground in it’s non-stop attack against the makers of file sharing programs. Last week, the WinMX network was halted, today Edonkey announced that it will stop it’s services, and LimeWire is preparing a DRM filter on it’s network. All this makes me sad. Because the downloading isn’t, wasn’t and never will be the cause of the so called major losses with the record companies. If I hear a song on the radio that I like, I try to remember the title, and when I’m home, I download it through one of the many file sharing programs available. Most of the time, when I really dig the song / band / artist I’ll eventually go out and by the cd / vinyl. When I don’t like it, I’ll delete the file. I don’t care if it’s right or wrong to do so. I don’t need SABAM or IFPI or RIAA telling me this or that. I like music, and I want to listen to it. Message to all major record companies: STOP SUPPORTING CRAPPY ARTISTS !!! It will save you lots of $$$$$. Message to all the artists crying about not making enough money: If you’re in it for the money, you’re in it for the wrong reasons.
Leave us, music lovers, alone! (I really wanted to write this down …)