It's probably for our own good
Fair Use advocates silenced by Big Brother in The Register.
Listen.com’s Rob Reid received applause from the audience when he disputed Valenti’s assertion that Big Hollywood can’t possibly compete with free “pirate” distribution services.
Reid said those selling digital content, like Listen.com does in a $10-a-month subscription, have to make it more convenient, higher quality, and more comprehensive than free music download sites. “I have to create something that’s better than free,” he said. “I have to give $10 worth of value. I don’t win by legislation, and I don’t win by litigation—the Internet is too open and the software developers are too good.”
Exactly what most of us have been saying all along. When will the recording industry learn to listen to their customers?