The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46601 Message #691914
Posted By: greg stephens
17-Apr-02 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: Napster. folk tradition or theft?
Subject: RE: Napster. folk tradition or theft?
I am pleased and feel complimented when I find people have copied versions of things I have recorded. But it would be kind of nice if one day someone came up to me and said "I've got a copy on tape of one of your albums. I like it. I would therefore love to buy you a drink, representing the money you'd have got if I'd bought a copy". It's never happened yet but I live in hope. As a rule of thumb, how about: if you earn more money than the person whose music you are copying, it's theft, and you should be ashamed of yourself.