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SF Chronicle: Artists blast record companies over lawsuits against downloaders

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Sunday, September 14, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“‘File sharing is a reality, and it would seem that the labels would do well to learn how to incorporate it into their business models somehow,’ said genre-busting DJ Moby in a post on his Web site. ‘Record companies suing 12-year-old girls for file sharing is kind of like horse-and-buggy operators suing Henry Ford.’”

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1

nice article

Posted by bb_dg on September 14, 2003 at 6:06 PM (PDT)

2

Just goes to show that the RIAA has nothing to do with the artists involved (besides some of those sellout “rap” artists), and if they RIAA earns any money, the artists would not see a single cent of it most likely.

Posted by Sraphim on September 14, 2003 at 8:29 PM (PDT)

3

why would anyone take anything Moby says serious. that guy is an idiot.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on September 15, 2003 at 8:51 AM (PDT)

4

Maybe the reason that Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar’s royalties are dropping off is that people are finally realizing that their music is terrible….
Anyone seen “Cribs” lately? -give me a break..

Posted by gemio17 on September 15, 2003 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

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Why doesn’t the RIAA go after the real law breakers? I heard that BuyMusic.com is illegally selling music…

Posted by Xorbital in LA on September 15, 2003 at 4:38 PM (PDT)

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Jaguares-The reason that I would take what Moby says seriously,along with most of the other people quoted is this: He made a lot of valid points.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on September 17, 2003 at 2:37 AM (PDT)

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