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file sharing issue revisited! (a very good article!!)

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  1. themawt71
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    the first link is a letter from musician david lowry to a young woman who published an article at npr about why she doesn't pay for music.
    it's one of the best arguments i've read in defense of musicians.

    the next link is someone who responds to david lowry. it's a good response to lowry but i still fall on more on lowry's side.

    i definitely am not interested in any animosity or fights but i would love to discuss both sides of the issue.

    what do y'all think?

    http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/letter-to-emily-white-at-npr-all-songs-considered/

    http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2012/06/18/the-david-lowery-screed/

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  2. gleepglop
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    Lefsetz's "rebuttal" is so full of fallacies and other logical holes that I can't believe anyone takes it remotely seriously. Practically every sentence initiates a new fallacy; the whole thing could be used for an assignment in a beginning logic class (I emphasize beginning, since usually fallacious arguments are more subtle).

    Lowrey wrote a nuanced, logical article about the ethics of how people are relating to music and musicians. Lefsetz's response is to try to distract from the issue of ethics with as many incoherent arguments as he can.

  3. Quintricacy
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    Seems like Lefsetz completely missed the point.

  4. egav
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    Funny how Lefsetz disabled comments.

  5. Matt
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    Of the 75,000 albums released in 2010 only 2,000 sold more than 5,000 copies. Only 1,000 sold more than 10,000 copies.

    wow....


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