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During the period when piracy was devastating the record industry, the RIAA argues, profits for publishers rose as revenue generated from ringtones and other innovative services grew. Record industry executives said there was nothing strange about seeking a rate change that would pay less to the people who write the music.

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Sometimes you just have to ask yourself if the RIAA could display more greed or avarice without actually hiring Satan as its general counsel.
That about sums it up
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If they pull this one off, we'd see artists playing at more contests or getting some more real jobs.
    
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Yeah, nothing more to say, really. Artists could end up getting their own publishing studios, unless the RIAA has some bs that won't let them.
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Besides... I think artists the superstar artists are overpaid. Why the hell should britney spears be worth millions when firefigheters and other noble jobs earn a fraction of their salary....
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Because the superstars are hot and firefighters aren't.
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You could think of it this way: If firefighters get paid a lot, then people will want to become firefighters for the money. I think that is a problem with doctors here in the US. In Cuba, the doctors get paid the same as anyone else, so they aren't in it for the money. That is why Cuba is so well known for their doctors. The stars here are doing it for the money and glory. I'm sure theres other things Britney Spears would like to be doing other than singing.
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Besides... I think artists the superstar artists are overpaid. Why the hell should britney spears be worth millions when firefigheters and other noble jobs earn a fraction of their salary....
because you will buy a cd or movie ticket but not donate to your fire department
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So they wanna ban the internet in the US because of piracy now they wanna lower the artists pay. Someone shut these guys down and there ludacris ideas.

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Besides... I think artists the superstar artists are overpaid. Why the hell should britney spears be worth millions when firefigheters and other noble jobs earn a fraction of their salary....
Brittney Spears generates millions of dollars - she doesn't just get handed money by a third party. Firefighters, on the other hand, receive a portion of the budget that the government sets aside to fight fires. The cases are not at all comparable.

Anyway - Spears generates a lot of money and that money goes to somebody. Why should that money go to the executives of the single most anti-tech, anti-consumer, greedy organization instead of the artists responsible for the revenue?
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the RIAA and MPAA should go to WWII Germany with their totalitarian concepts and methods. They are actually worse than microsoft once was. The Final Solution has changed hands now.
    
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