The article is available on their page as a pdf file and can be found on both swedish and english. It contains alot of info, from the current status of The Rockford Files, to our own plans for the nearest future.
Mitch Glazier from RIAA posted an “intresting” blog post yesterday where he stated that The Pirate Bay confess themself as guilty of facilitating “copyright theft” by there recent move from .org to .se.
The reason for this is not hard to understad. As long as they use the domain name .org, american authorities can block the domain name. Using .se, american authorities can’t do anything (except try to force swedish authorities to do something).
Mitch argumentation is in general pretty intresting. E.g. the expression “copyright theft”. What does he mean with the? The only cases of “copyright theft” (where someone actually stolen someone else’s copyright, if that can be done?) I know about are made by record companies. One of the most famous exemples is how Warner Chappell claims the copyright for “Happy birthday to you”.
As for the rest, there are a very good post answering Mitch blog post here.
Don’t have much to add to that, except from a request for a hands-on proposal from Mitch, about what he writes in the last part of the post:
A free and viable Internet is essential to nurturing and sustaining the kinds of revolutionary innovations that have touched every aspect of modern life.
I think we all can agree on that. How can we achive that and make RIAA happy at the same time?
Metalstorm.net published an interview with Onslaught’s guitarist Nige Rockett recently. In the end of the interview, the discussed piracy/filesharing, and I was suprised about how much unconsidered things they managed to say.
Anyone remembers the 80s campaign Home taping is killing music?
Instead of killing the music, bands like Metallica became even more famous because of tape trading.
I’m sure that the labels can cut the cost from CD/DVDs, but except from that, not much Nige says here have any connection to the real world. Why on earth would only young people be playing and releasing music in 10 years from now???
And personally I don’t like his thoughts about criminializing internet providers. I mean, almost any object and/or service can be used for something illegal. Why should only internet providers be held responsible when people use their services and make something illegal, when this is not the case for companies who produce and sell weapons?
According to this article on Blabbermouth.net today, Dave Grohl seemed a little bit negative about the use of computers in music. With all respect to Dave and what he have done through the years; This seems just like an old man’s unability to understand/accept technological advances. And anyone should be free to choose if or how to use it.
The “soul” (Blabbermouth’s resuming of Dave’s statement) in music only exists inside a listeners head and does not depend at all on where the music have been recorded nor which equipment that have been used.
That’s at least my unbiased opinion