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The lead singer for the band OK Go, Damian Kulash, says peer to peer file sharing is commercially important in helping bands become a success. In a New York Times editorial, he writes:
…But before a million people can buy our record, a million people have to hear our music and like it enough to go looking for it. That won’t happen without a lot of people playing us for their friends, which, in turn, won’t happen without a fair amount of file sharing.
copy protection is guaranteed to fail because it’s a house of cards. No matter how sophisticated the software, it takes only one person to break it, once, and the music is free to roam and multiply on the peer-to-peer file-trading networks.
That this kind of comment needs to be said is a sad commentary on the world as it is with today’s publishing houses, record labels and film studios