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RE: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet - XML

Liam said:  Len, your arguments were made when radio came along, that it
would end concerts and music and there would be no more musicians, and it
was as short-sighted then as it is now.

A very knowledgeable industry insider replied, Liam:

"The broadcasters were persuaded to share their advertising revenue with the
music community, one of the things that led to what might now be looked at
as a golden age of music in this culture.  Google bills about thirty billion
dollars a year in advertising.  Ten percent of their searches are music
related.  (Music is the second ranked search category after the weather.)
Google shared none of that revenue with the community who drove ten percent
of their traffic.  Not to mention that they link to and sell advertising on
pirate sites

They really want to starve us out.  The revenge of the nerds, starting with
that guy at Napster.  Odd that the target of their wrath would be the arts.
Sciences' war on the Arts."


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