SXSW to MPAA: STFU

Derek Powazek:

And that’s really the problem, isn’t it? There are these industries of middlemen — RIAA, MPAA — that claim to “protect artists” but what they’re really protecting is themselves. Artists (and I include myself in that word) need to rise up and tell these people to go get stuffed. We can decide when a mashup is perfectly fine with us. We can decide to embrace file traders to build awareness of our work. We don’t need you anymore. You’re just holding us back.

β˜… Thursday, 16 March 2006

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