Buggered Brit Lobby Group Announces Bollocks

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Rejoice! The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) wants music lovers the world over to rest easy. In a display of grandstanding and showmanship not seen since P.T. Barnum, the BPI issue a grand proclamation of its own ineptitude. Here's the summary:

They wont sue consumers. Hooray!
But they are going to sue AllofMP3. Booo!
They wont sue customers of AllofMP3. Hooray!
But they do want to extend the copyright term to 100 years. Boooo!
They wont sue you for putting MP3's on your iPod. Hooray!
But they do want to dictate how Apple does business. Booo!

In what can only be described as a desperate cry for attention the organization outlined its "vision" for the recording industry and its as stupid and untenable as they come. In the groups vision the world is a much simpler place, all the digital downloading services would voluntarily agree to the royalty demands of the BPI. Apple would allow Real, Sony and Microsoft to build crappy restrictive music services on top of the iPods and iTunes music platforms. Copyright would last 95 years and there would be no AllofMP3 or any other store not directly under the control of and paying royalties to the BPI. Ahhh, the bliss of ignorance is peaceful and profound.

The thing that best demonstrates the depth of the BPI's lunacy is the their claim that distributing music online is more expensive then distributing physical CD's. How can sending a file through the ether, be more expensive then the mountains of plastic, acres of pressing plants, trucks, drivers, shelf space, payola need for physical distribution? Its iTunes fault…

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