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Government and Microsoft: A Libertarian View on Monopolies
conditions d'utilisation abusives, par  Faré
conditions d'utilisation abusives, par Geradon
Pro Libertate
"Downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero, despite rather precise estimates. Moreover, these estimates are of moderate economic significance and are inconsistent with claims that file sharing is the primary reason for the recent decline in music sales."
My Un-PC Views on ?Intellectual Property’ by Jeremy Sapienza
Please, Pirate My Songs! by Ignacio Escolar
The Absurdity of Software Patents by Arun Mehta
Survey shows most musicians oppose RIAA's lawsuits :
According to the study, 60 percent of those surveyed do not believe the RIAA's efforts to halt file sharing through lawsuits will benefit musicians and songwriters. Additionally, 35 percent believe free downloading has helped their careers, 37 percent believe it has not had any effect and only 5 percent believe it has exclusively hurt their careers. Of those interviewed, 83 percent have provided free samples of their music online.

Go ahead. Share. :

A funny thing happened when music fans began illegally sharing songs by the Boston band Jim's Big Ego on Napster several years ago. The band got bigger. So much bigger that when the record companies began cracking down on file sharing and Napster blocked JBE's music, frontman Jim Infantino wrote a letter to Napster asking them to make his songs available, copyright or no copyright.[...]

What Infantino wanted was to share his music freely without sabotaging his career, a notion that major record companies would argue is untenable but that Infantino is discovering makes plenty of sense. In September he released "They're Everywhere," JBE's fourth full-length album, under a Creative Commons license -- a free, flexible copyright with the slogan "Some Rights Reserved." [...]

"I honestly don't know how much of that is due to the way we've licensed this, but allowing people to share our music certainly hasn't hurt our sales," says Infantino. "We're giving away the music and selling more CDs."

UPDATE 09.12.2004

Figurez-vous que je jouais ma dernière chanson à une amie. Une heure après elle fredonnait mon air. Moi j'étais naïvement heureux et même un brin flatté. En fait je me suis fait pigeonné, oui! Elle m'a volé ma musique, la garce! [le vol de musique, suite]