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Bugger off and take your Beatles with you

A slightly inflammatory piece by me on Techradar: why the music industry doesn’t deserve government help.

Now, like General Motors, the record companies are hurting – and like General Motors, they want the government to save them. GM wants cash; the record companies want ISPs to act as their policemen, while the Digital Britain report suggests a broadband tax to create a new organisation to fight piracy and find new and exciting ways for DRM to annoy us.

Why doesn’t the government tell them to get stuffed?

The New Music Strategies blog linked in the article is well worth your time.