It looks like some key speakers at the World Copyright Summit have a temper problem and don’t like to stick to the facts.
It’s interesting that this “creative industry” claims that even stronger copyright is the only way to defend artists’ freedom and let them make money, while the artists themselves have found better ways of defending their rights quite some time ago, and continue to explore new business models that the creative industry would never have thought of.
Now it’s my turn to sound like a dick: In 40 years, most of the old farts in top positions at the Copyright Mafia will be either retired or dead. That forces new blood into the heads of these organizations. Maybe then they will finally understand what their customers have already understood since, oh, let’s say 1991, when MP2 (MPEG Layer 2 audio) came along.
PS: Why is it that every time you hear about the Copyright Mafia, they have told a lie, bribed a judge, corrupted a court case or done something else that is dishonest or illegal? You’d think they’d be the shining knights of honesty, but instead…
PPS: Poor music industry, it seems people buy games more than they buy music these days. But that’s surely P2P’s fault, isn’t it? Magnificent reasoning.