[LINK] Musicians remix the digital-music debate
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Source: Edupage, January 12, 2001
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MUSICIANS REMIX THE DIGITAL-MUSIC DEBATE
The Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University
centered on the Internet's impact on the music industry.
Musicians, recording-industry executives, legislators, and
Internet leaders discussed some of the problems and
opportunities the Internet presents. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
(R-Utah) expressed concern that the vast majority of musicians
cannot earn money in today's music industry. Although Hatch
said the recording industry should meet consumer demand for
online music, he also said, "I do not think it is any benefit for
artists or fans to have all the new wide, distribution channels
controlled by those who have controlled the old, narrower ones."
Meanwhile, Recording Industry Association of America President
Hilary Rosen predicted that many online music questions will be
answered this year. However, the recording industry's Secure
Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) technology sparked some heated
discussion at the conference. Audience members questioned
whether SDMI would be technologically effective and whether it
would maintain consumers' fair-use rights.
(Washington Post, 12 January 2001)
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