Author Topic: ASCAP fighting the wrong fight by attacking Creative Commons?  (Read 941 times)

Phaenon

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Yes, you have read correctly.  ::)
I've read that titled short article here:
http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=44980_0_2_0_C

The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers "has sent a fundraising letter out to most of its 380,000 members raising money to fight organizations like Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge."
The letter can be found here:
http://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=34781220&message_id=1039704&user_id=ASCAP
ASCAP accuses them that "their mission is to spread the word that our music should be free."
That's bizarre... Looks like those people don't accept huge changes in music distribution taking place as we speak (read).
At the bottom of the page you will find interesting video interview with Trent Reznor (NIN) talking (among other things) about NIN albums releases under Creative Commons and his opinion about digital distribution.
BTW, he has a nice studio, lots of modules, sequencers, and stuff. ;)