Thursday, April 27, 2006

Canadian musicians speak out against copyright laws & DRM

It's about time somebody stood up and said something, and I'm proud that it is Canadian artists doing it. DRM makes it harder to listen to music. If I can't listen to a CD in my car, I can't bring it on a road trip, I can't push it onto my friends, and if they never hear it, they'll never go buy that CD themselves.

First of all, radio is pretty much dead to me. With the exception of CKDU and (of course) the CBC, I haven't listened to radio in about 3 years. I can't remember the last time I heard a song on any of the commercial radio stations here in Halifax, and then went out and bought a CD because of it. All, and I mean ALL, of the new music I listen to comes from the Internet. If it weren't for the Internet, I'd probably still be listening to Whigfield and Aqua. You're right...I probably wouldn't have any friends either.

Second of all, Steven Page says it better than I ever could.

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