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Irdial and the Underground

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.

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I heard that their sales went through the roof, too. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/10/22/174206
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.

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.
It seems they are selling well Mutui Online
WHAT are selling well, inane comments? You have GOT to be joking.
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