Re: [Videolib] copyright AGAIN [Scanned]

Dennis Doros (milefilms@gmail.com)
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:00:41 -0400

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>
> Buying and managing music online is a reality and the
> rights and content holders are making tons of money because of it. If they
> would have stuck to selling music "only" on cd's, yes, they would be in
> trouble, but that didn't happen and they are thriving.

Actually, this part is just not true. Although digital download formats (and
Guitar Hero) have become a huge share of the music industry's revenue, it
doesn't nearly make up for the extensive losses overall. I think US business
was up 4% last year (after seven or eight years of steady percentage loss)
but down significantly internationally.

Then again, it's not true that the loss is entirely due to digital theft.
It's also because the world stopped buying $15 cds and started purchasing
one or two songs from each release for 99 cents. Also, as I suggested about
the threat to video before, sharing music among friends has become a form of
social and cultural engagement.

Here are two decent articles that are relatively balanced:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3622285.stm
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/print

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Best,
Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: 201-767-3117
email: milefilms@gmail.com
www.milestonefilms.com
www.exilesfilm.com
www.killerofsheep.com

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<div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">&nbsp;Buying and managing music online is a reality and the<br> rights and content holders are making tons of money because of it. If they<br> would have stuck to selling music &quot;only&quot; on cd&#39;s, yes, they would be in<br> trouble, but that didn&#39;t happen and they are thriving.&nbsp;</blockquote><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Actually, this part is just not true. Although digital download formats (and Guitar Hero) have become a huge share of the music industry&#39;s revenue, it doesn&#39;t nearly make up for the extensive losses overall. I think US business was up 4% last year (after seven or eight years of steady percentage loss) but down significantly internationally.&nbsp;</div> <div><br></div><div>Then again, it&#39;s not true that the loss is&nbsp;entirely&nbsp;due to digital theft. It&#39;s also because the world stopped buying $15 cds and started purchasing one or two songs from each release for 99 cents. Also, as I suggested about the threat to video before, sharing music among friends has become a form of social and cultural engagement.&nbsp;</div> <div><br></div><div>Here are two decent articles that are relatively balanced:</div><div><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3622285.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3622285.stm</a><br></div><div><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/print">http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/print</a><br> </div><div><br></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div>-- <br>Best,<br>Dennis Doros<br>Milestone Film &amp; Video<br>PO Box 128<br>Harrington Park, NJ 07640<br>Phone: 201-767-3117<br>email: <a href="mailto:milefilms@gmail.com">milefilms@gmail.com</a><br> <a href="http://www.milestonefilms.com">www.milestonefilms.com</a><br><a href="http://www.exilesfilm.com">www.exilesfilm.com</a><br><a href="http://www.killerofsheep.com">www.killerofsheep.com</a><br>

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