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Re: [rocknroll-scars] [canberra-bands] Music industry calls for tougher pirate calls

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  • Mark Watson
    The thing that amazes me is that there is always the mentions of the artist getting ripped off by pirates etc etc.. but not many will tell the public how the
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 1 1:23 AM
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      The thing that amazes me is that there is always the mentions of the
      artist getting ripped off by pirates etc etc.. but not many will tell the public
      how the artists get ripped off by the very industry itself..

      David Kent wrote:

      i all,

      Just got this email yesterday as part of the Canberra bands group.

      I think its interesting, and discussable.

      I can't believe that it descriibes Frank Zappa as mainstream?!!!

      David
       
       

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      >                    The music industry is calling for tough new federal
      >                    legislation to thwart the pirate CD industry.
      >
      >                    The call comes as the industry-funded anti-piracy unit
      >this
      >                    morning crushed 120,000 illegal CDs worth more than
      >                    $2.4 million.
      >
      >                    The unit's manager, Michael Speck, says at the moment,
      >                    music fraud is too easy and too tempting.
      >
      >                    Mr Speck says most artists have been ripped-off, as the
      >                    pile of destroyed CDs illustrates.
      >
      >                    "Bestsellers for the last five decades, from ABBA right
      >                    through to Zappa - there's probably not a mainstream
      >artist
      >                    that wasn't represented at some level in there," he
      >said.
      >
      >                    "You've got to remember we had 5,000 and albums in
      >                    there that were MP3 albums, they'd been downloaded off
      >                    the Internet and they contain an average of 12 albums so
      >                    that's something like 150 or 160 individual tracks on
      >the
      >                    one disk."
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