Thinking about the problems that the music industry has right now? Are you bothered by the kind of control the music industry has over digital music? You might as well check out the site of Downhill Battle. It is a group who are concerned with music activism. They will not keep on sitting down and just watching the industry remain the same.
If you check out their site you would see their goals:
Our plan is to explain how the majors really work, develop software to make filesharing stronger, rally public support for a legal p2p compensation system, and connect independent music scenes with the free culture movement.
This is interesting because they see the reality that p2p is prevalent and that it makes it easy for the public to access music this way. Think of all the young people on p2p. Think of all the possible downloads. As such, maybe it is time to change the business model indeed.
Developing software for the battle
It is not easy to do what these people are up to. After all, they are up against the big wigs of the music industry. They are also using technology in their battle by creating free software to organize and share files online. If you are a computer geek who is interested in contributing to it, check out their development lab.
Read up and think about it
It is important that you read about their views on copyright and how it could threaten culture. They give some essential readings like:
On the front page of the site, you see the news on their blog and other news sources.