Home Music Lane

It's all about the music, dude! Sit down, relax and listen to some tunes.

No, blaming the thief.

I agree that we won't see eye to eye. I don't agree that we are in the transitional period you describe, there are plenty of legal and convenient avenues available to her for downloading and listening to music on her phone or whatever.

"She doesn't see much value because she's right -- there is little value added in mere replication and distribution any more. The value added is now in internet, cell phone, cable and satellite communications."

No, the value added is when the recording is made in the first place. The distribution means are an additional issue, again, that she is perfectly comfortable paying for. $2500 for her Macbook to store her music? No problem. 1/4 the cost of a moccachino to own the results of several people's life's work and many many thousands of dollars of production? No way, she'd rather steal it. That is a matter of ethics, and specifically her ethics. Ditto for the rest of her generation, and they just don't know.

"Blaming the consumer and trying to defend an old and now inefficient and obsolete mode of distribution only delays and increases the cost of transition. "

I don't think this has anything to do with anything said in this thread or in the original articles. Tell me what is inefficient about itunes.

Edits: 06/20/12

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