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02/04/2004 Archived Entry: "Janis Ian on music downloading"

More on music downloading: today I'll yield the virtual floor to two other writers who are more eloquent than I.

My good friend Steve C. referred me to this excellent commentary by Janis Ian. Yes, Janis Ian the musician. If you're suffering from the illusion that the RIAA is acting "for the musicians," this will open your eyes.

It's worthy of note that her piece appears on the Baen Free Library website, where Baen Books (a major SF publisher) is making books available for free download. Visit that page and read Eric Flint's introduction to the site.

It's refreshing to encounter musicians, authors, and publishers who "get" the potential of the Internet, and welcome it.


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