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.

Thursday, 16 March 2006