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Re: Who else here is really p---ed with what Metallica did?
5/11/2000 7:21 PM
Ben Thomas (466) wrote:
Just to clear things up, not only did Metallica get thousands of users banned from napster, they are currently trying to run napster out of business. The service Napster provides is like trying before you buy, how else can you sample songs before you hear them? Someone on a previous post made a good point, radio is so commercialized, youll hear blink182 a hundred times and maybe one song that youre interested in in a day, how are you supposed to judge an entire album on one song that you hear? If i had a chance to sample Load before it was released, i sure as hell wouldnt have bought it. Maybe thats why Metallica wants to get rid of Napster, otherwise people will wise up to how crap their music has become. Theyll pay for their actions, though, theyve lost an enormous amount of fans and respect among musicians everywhere.
On a side note, ill paraphrase an article i read. In the 1980's, the human mind was determined to be a media storage device, much like tapes and vcrs. Therefore, if you hear a metallica song, remember it, and sing it to yourself while youre walking down the street, watch out, cause they can sue you for copyright enfringement. Memorizing songs is technically the same as bootlegging them, so dont sing Ride the Lightning too loudly, Ulrich might sue.