freddienumber13 writes: The MPAA, RIAA, and every other entertainment industry body tells us how copyright enforcement is for the benefit of the artists. What they don't tell you is that nearly all musical art is based on other work, be it conscious or subconscious. The chase for money as a result of 2 bars from a folk song being used in a rock song led to the untimely and completely avoidable passing of a member of the band that recorded "Down Under". Congratulations to those that chase and enforce copyright — you ultimately brought about the passing of those whom you profess to serve through those very actions. Is it not yet time to rethink the purpose and pursuit of copyright? Or do we need to destroy the lives of more artists?
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