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Thread #104319   Message #2135086
Posted By: Anne Lister
28-Aug-07 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: Copyright warning - bloggers!
Subject: RE: Copyright warning - bloggers!
I did have one response from a fellow UK performer who suggested I should be flattered that my music was getting out there, and that he would be delighted if his music was getting onto lots of iPods even if he wasn't receiving any money for it, because it represented a marketing opportunity. The flaws in this point of view are (a) you would have no idea if your music was on any iPods or 10,000, so it's not flattering OR informative and (b) how can you market to an audience when you don't know if they exist and if they exist, then where and who they are?

I think my "fan" did intend his efforts to be complimentary - what he didn't seem to understand was how it wasn't in the slightest way legal, ethical or helpful, when it's quite easy these days to be all three.

Anyway, here on Mudcat we're all singing in harmony, at least!