Wednesday, June 18, 2008

bangdittyditty ...

finally a sane thinker ...

from BBC News
.....Kid Rock said his record company Atlantic had asked him to "stand up for illegal downloading" a few years ago because it told him "people are stealing from us and stealing from you".

"And I go: 'Wait a second, you've been stealing from the artists for years. Now you want me to stand up for you?'

"I was telling kids - download it illegally, I don't care. I want you to hear my music so I can play live."

Asked whether he was worried about illegal downloading, he replied: "I don't agree with it. I think we should level the playing field. I don't mind people stealing my music, that's fine. But I think they should steal everything.

"You know how much money the oil companies have? If you need some gas, just go fill your tank off and drive off, they're not going to miss it."

1 comment:

Kiko Jones said...

When Metallica was in the middle of the Napster debacle, I always found it ridiculous to hear some people justify their ilegal downloading of the music of Hetfield and co. by saying that it was ok to do so 'cause the band was rich.

"So go to GM, or beter yet, some car dealership and demand--or drive off with--a free SUV or grab some free groceries off the shelf at your local A&P and see where that gets you."

The best--or rather, most galling--response I got to that was that "copyright and intellectual property are bourgeois concepts."

Really? Seriously?!