The Pot Calling The Kettle Black

OK, grant it: this is an old story, now close to some three-plus months old, but I hadn’t seen it before and thought I’d repost it.

The fine website, TorrentFreak.com, posted a story back in December, describing the incredible double standard of the recording industry as it pertains to their collective ideology towards “compensation for copy-written material” as it pertains to their labels and their artists, and yet BMG, EMI, Sony, Universal Music and Warner Music Group all owe monies to other artists not affiliated with their labels and are being sued for it.

While the major record labels were dragging file-sharers and BitTorrent sites to court for copyright infringement, they were themselves being sued by a conglomerate of artists for exactly the same offenses. Warner, Sony BMG, EMI and Universal face up to $6 billion in damages for pirating a massive 300,000 tracks.

The unparalleled (save for this country’s political “leadership”) intellectual dishonesty of the recording industry is simply mind-numbing.

“And the recording industry still can’t figure out why they’re going bankrupt.” – me

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