Thursday, November 14, 2002

from an australian perspective

The Age looks at file sharing and KaZaA, in an article called Singing in cyberspace. Beyond the issue of a US Court trying to control activities beyond its borders, it also raises this question:
The legal issues go far beyond music. A key question is whether there is liability in making it possible to infringe a law. That's a minefield. A decision along those lines might render car makers responsible for speeding fines or video camera companies liable to prosecution for child pornography.
I don't believe that the recording industry in America will agree with that perspective. But, it may be a view that they have to entertain and consider as they readjust their business models for a future where online sharing of music happens.

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