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U2's Bono Decries File-Sharing, "Rich Service Providers"

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New York
– U2 frontman Bono took to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times over the
weekend, in part to rail against the sharing of music on peer-to-peer networks,
and ISPs — the "rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly
mirror the lost receipts of the music business." "A decade’s worth of
music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the
creators — in this case, the young, fledgling songwriters who can’t live off
ticket and T-shirt sales like the least sympathetic among us," Bono wrote.
The band’s manager, Paul McGuinness, has taken a vocal stance against
file-sharing, and in particular called on ISPs to do more to police the
practice.


 

Related Links:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/opinion/03bono.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10423544-261.html

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