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Was Napster Right?
Monopoly corrupts. Absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely.
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This post is about a a comic called the "Underground" and a music group called Irdial. About Irdial because they publish music under a Free Music Philosophy - and because they sent me the link to The Underground. The Underground story in brief is this: their comic was pirated and bootlegged on 4Chan. They didn't sue or whine: the authors went online at 4Chan to discuss their comic. What happened? More good publicity than you can imagine - go look at their website for what happened to their sales.
I heard that their sales went through the roof, too. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/10/22/174206
[Comment at 10/23/2010 07:18 AM by Scott Dunn]
Of course they did.
The sad thing is that publisher after publisher keeps thinking that a free online edition will cannibalize rather than boost print sales, even after every one before them has proven to be wrong so far.
[Comment at 10/23/2010 07:35 AM by None Of Your Beeswax]
What is with all of the inane comments lately? They clutter up the site making it look like there's lots of active discussion and there's basically nothing actually of interest. One new post maybe every couple of weeks and no comments with actual substantial debate, just gee I like this blog type stuff.
[Comment at 10/28/2010 06:05 PM by Quieter]
It seems they are selling well Mutui Online
[Comment at 11/08/2010 12:18 PM by Robert]
WHAT are selling well, inane comments? You have GOT to be joking.
[Comment at 11/08/2010 12:21 PM by Quieter]
a lot interesting this argument!
[Comment at 11/25/2010 11:33 AM by christel]
Congratulation for this blog, there are a lot of interesting news.
[Comment at 12/01/2010 10:39 AM by katia]
[Comment at 01/08/2011 05:24 AM by christellona]
[Comment at 01/08/2011 05:25 AM by christellina]
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