Here's Fran Nevrkla, Chairman and CEO of Phonographic Performance Ltd, a UK music industry association, addressing the group's AGM. Some choice morsels:
Thank you, David, and thank you for putting some of those pirates behind bars. I know that
regrettably capital punishment was abolished in this country some 50 years ago, sad it is, but
a few years in jail is probably pretty OK...
To the industry I would say, we would be well advised to delete two or three words from our
vocabulary entirely and they are 'promotion' and 'promotional value'. There is no such thing
in the 21st Century. There is usage, there are benefits, hopefully often, if not always to both
sides but there is no favour in it and no indulgence and no promotion.
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BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music. has been trying to enlist Cox Cable as an accomplice in a copyright trolling scheme, demanding that the company pass on copyright infringement notices that accuse users of downloading music and order them to pay large sums of music or face punishing lawsuits.
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