As Australians turn from freetards into digital music buyers, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) (IPFI) and Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) have responded by bleating that the National Broadband Network will destroy them unless the government revises copyright law in their favour. In this …
It's working. People like us again
We'll have to put a stop to that!
Blank cassettes will kill the music industry - We'd like an indiscriminate tax put on for us.
Blank CDs will kill the music industry - We'd like an indiscriminate tax put on for us.
NBN will kill the music industry - we'd like winning in court made easy for us.
When are they going to get a clue and stop treating customers as the enemy?
"A network that will enhance our ability to interact with our customers will instead kill us."
Yes, they need to change da record!!
Stop Press from 1903
Buggy and carriage builders upset at rise in sales of motorized vehicles. Say it's killing their industry.
They just don't get it
The "music industry", well actually the outdated distribution channels that like to call themselves the music industry, don't get it?
The real reason they don't like advances like the NBN is because it allows the content creators to directly interact with the content consumers and cut out the middle-men (the distributors that like to call themselves the music industry). The increase in broadband availability and speed was a major contributing factor to the increase in on-line sales but somehow making faster broadband more available is going to destroy the industry. The real music industry is alive and well it has just started to realise what consumers of other products have known for a while... if you can cut out the middle man you offer better value so the consumers can save some of their hard earned cash for other things while still giving the content creators the same level of remuneration.
The IPFI and ARIA aren't about protecting the interests of the content producers... they are about ensuring the continuation of the monopoly of the distributors.
Another Great Analogy
Don't give the customers what they want, and the customer will go get it without giving you any money.
Give the customers what they want and they will happily give you lots of money.
...and once again, the CUSTOMER is the one called retarded for getting what they want
Clearly I'm unusual
As I has never bought and never will buy an MP3 quality digital download. Why? When I can buy the CD for the same or often less than the DD who would go for the lower quality?
Re: Clearly I'm unusual
While, of course, they still make CDs
Classic MAFIAA non-commutative maths
Increasing Piracy == reduced Sales
Increasing Sales != reduced Piracy
Despite having been dragged (just about) kicking and screaming into the third millennium they left their brains behind. Or perhaps it's more that their brains are in their behinds.
Can't help but believe that if they churned out no more new music product ever again then they would claim that silence was being pirated and still think they were entitled to a cut of it. It's amazing that any entity in the universe can produce so much disingenuous rhetoric and not implode.
El Reg, we need a 'You can fuck right off' icon, too. Or perhaps a 'Burning grunties' icon for liar liar pants on fire.
Re: Classic MAFIAA non-commutative maths
About as full of shit as a leech can get.
"As Australians turn from freetards into digital music buyers, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) (IPFI) and Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) have responded by bleating that the National Broadband Network will destroy them unless the government revises copyright law in their favour."
"It quotes ARIA’s Dan Rosen as saying that the NBN rollout, “without the necessary copyright protection in place, will be a catalyst for increased online piracy across the country.”
Pointing to a model that’s been so successful in New Zealand, IFPI complains that “Australia does not have a legislative ‘graduated response’ process nor does it have a process to facilitate site blocking.”
ARIA or IFPI seems to have a very optimistic view of the NBN construction schedule. The report states that the network should reach “90 percent of Australia’s population” within two years. The actual rollout is somewhat more modest, with a target of 3.5 million or so homes connected or passed by fibre by 2015. ®"
Distribution medium with increasing revenue stream feared of reducing revenue !???
WTF!!! Digital revenues are increasing and will surpass physical sales yet they STILL think that digital access will cause them to loose sales???!!!
The movie/music industry really does live in a completely different universe don't they !!??
IPFI and ARIA no longer relevant
So let me get this straight, IPFI and ARIA:
The upsurge in sales is due to the business inventiveness of third-party retailers, and you want federal protection of your failing practices?
If other people are doing your job for you, sounds to me like you are no longer needed.
Fail Dan, Fail
For all our non Australian friends .... NBN will deliver up to 100Mb speeds to the house but like all other services in Oz is volume capped (from what I've seen so far .. comparable pricing to non-fibre services) which means freetards will just hit their cap faster rather than being able to pirate more <rant> Mr Rosen either you are an idiot or are preying on the ignorance of the professional politicians and their viziers .. possibly both.</rant>
Other posters seemed to have covered most of the fun points :)
You can download an mp3 in a few seconds using ADSL, using the NBN it will take a few seconds less. Nothing is changed for the music industry. What I do not understand is why the news outlets don't just ignore rubbish press releases.