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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 23:05:24 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> Napster has something a lot of people want:  
> stolen music.   Fine, let's steal software 
> and put it on Napster too.  Then only Intel 
> will have money.
> Napster while an interesting phenomenon is also one 
> of those famous flying machines next to 
> the great wall:  guaranteed to make the 
> emperor react badly.  As Chris Marrin 
> says, "don't open portals that lead to hell". 
> I hope that if XML developers choose to 
> do this kind of work, they also choose a 
> responsible application domain instead of 
> one that impoverishes artists by 
> inserting a different middle man into 
> the food chain and takes away what little 
> is left of the royalties once the expenses 
> are paid.  Artists pay for EVERYTHING in 
> that system.    This side 
> of the megaMegasuperstar, the average 
> salary is 45k for a successful recording 
> artist.  Less if the album fails to go 
> platinum.

I don't disagree with Len here at all, but thought some humour would do a
world of good here:



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