Teenagers kicked

And the rest of us who want to share music.

I lost a lot of respect for Feargal Sharkey on Thursday morning listening to him making a weak case for the BPI’s deal with six big ISPs. In contrast, a representative of In The City was on The Revolution that evening telling the truth- there are lots of ways for musicians to reach out to fans and make money, it’s only the record companies who are suffering, and then only because they want to rip off the musicians and treat their paying customers like thieves.

I would pay for a service that gave me access to the back catalogue of all the major music labels (and all the indies, of course), so long as it didn’t send me files that were crippled with code that kept me from moving them when I upgraded computers, stuck them on my phone or bought an MP3 player.