Mark Beckhaus Shares Point of View: Online Music Piracy
Online piracy of music has been an out-of-control wildfire for too long. Until publishers and record companies can completely overhaul the pricing model it will continue. Spotify is a big step in a better direction, hopefully it will be adopted by US companies soon.
In terms of the current download model, I'm happy to pay my $1 a track and $10 an album to iTunes, as I'm a copyright owner myself and can appreciate the value and afford it. But for the average 12 year old it's too much. They need to make it so cheap that it's not worth ripping off, say 10c a track. Then they'll get the buy in and acceptance of copyright by the masses.
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