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Old 23rd January 2004, 02:00   #103
Russ
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Originally posted by jackherer
I think the point is that whilst it is the law and it is only fair that artists get compensated for thew their work, in the USA the rates and especially the minimums are devicive and way out of propertion to the value of the work being used.
I think they miss the point. The artists themselves have expressly agreed to be subject to these terms. If you don't want to pay those fees, go and find artists who doesn't agree to be exploited by their greedy and insane record companies.

Feel free to protest about the record companies' habits, but don't try and circumvent what the artists have brought upon themselves. If they aren't making any money, it's their own fucking fault, and your not paying them is hardly going to help matters.

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