Yeah, it’s unfair to many but it has had people rethinking the way they treat and use music specially in the new social order that is the internet. This might be the first time when big companies fail in getting their way and protecting investments such as their label and other legalities associated with music and many more. The debate has gone on long enough and people have taught them to take into consideration that as long as music plays a huge part in everyday life, it will always be shared (legally and illegally). People have longed to have others sharing the same interests access to these which in the area of copyrighted music might be too huge a market to control.
There is no stopping the sharing and copying of music on the net, and governments down to the lowest levels have had to find out the hard way. There were triumphs in the courtrooms but the uncontrollable sharing still went on behind the scenes. Underground sites still offered free music that were considered copyrighted and torrent sites continued to have them as some of the top shared, uploaded and downloaded stuff on the web. As long as a sense of monopoly exists, there will always be people seeking to break out of the box so to speak. The harder control is enforced, the more challenging and fun it becomes. The primal urge to seek and destroy to get what you want is the driving force behind this and people know it. Finding a copy of your favorite music on the net becomes a challenge and the harder it is to find it makes it more appealing to most.
It is now easier to get music from the net, well just about anything goes on the net and you know it. Do a quick search on a search engine like Yahoo, Google or the many other sites and these so-called unallowed or illegal activity abounds. Corporate minds have burned out and the people have prevailed prompting them to re-think strategies and methods by which to protect investments as with the music industry might be a lost cause. We are sure to get more news regarding the matter this coming new year along with more ways from big companies on how they intend to manage and control the illegal sharing of their property on the rising social network that is now sweeping and becoming part of our everyday lives.
As the founder of the Pirate bay’s motto states : “I Take, Because I can”