“Millions of Wrongs Don’t Make A Right”
That is the campaign that the Gospel Music Trade Association has fostered. They use well known christian artists as spokespersons against piracy. Their president John Styll says it is true that people are confused on the issue of illegal downloading. Many see nothing wrong with downloading free copies of songs, particularly gospel music. This is the prevalent attitude among the youth. Some have been heard to say that these guys get millions anyway.
Some take the stance that art should be free. Others see it as simply spreading the word. They know the power of music to bring more people closer to God. The songs were meant to be heard.
On the other hand, illegal downloading is stealing. The commandment therefore has been disobeyed and that bothers people. Still they wonder if it is truly stealing. Quite a number of people believe that it is indeed stealing and because of their values, the Gospel Music industry has experienced growth in sales of CDs and downloads in the last six months in comparison to the figures of 2005.
Knowing that values and education truly are the only way to address this problem, the Gospel Music Trade Association is preparing to bring this campaign to various youth events and organizations. They want to talk with the youth and discuss the digital downloading issue from an ethical stand point. As well we know, there is nothing like having someone realize a truth for themselves.
It is a very different style from what the RIAA has taken and may just have a stronger effect. The figures in that area of music sure seem to indicate that it is so. Hopefully it will spread to all the other areas as well.
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