Piracy and sg
Daniel Mount’s interview with some of gospel music’s leading men has generated an interesting, if somewhat misdirected, conversation about piracy and digitally provisioned music content (but honestly, though … a “serious problem” in sg? Really, Daniel?). David Bruce Murray takes the time to delve a bit more deeply into the vagaries of fair use and digital copyrights and generally fact-check some of the assertions in Mount’s interview. It’s all worth skimming through.
I don’t have a lot to offer here, other than to make a some what cranky point: I don’t really see the point of talking about piracy in sg when so little of the genre is available to purchase digitally in the first place (I’m with DBM on this one: music should be easier to buy than steal. Period). Indeed, in some respects, a real piracy problem in sg might be encouraging. There are worse things to be said of you than that you make music so good people want to steal it. The real problem in sg right now is not that people want to steal the music; it’s that not nearly enough people want to buy it either.Email this Post