Music Piracy and Nine Inch Nails


From YouTube: Reznor Tells Fans To Steal His CD
Also, an accompanying article and a quote:

Reznor launched a stinging tirade against Universal Music Australia on Sunday at the group’s concert at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, dismayed at the high price the label charged for CDs.

He called the record label “greedy f—ing assholes”. It followed similar diatribes earlier in the year.

“Steal it. Steal away. Steal, steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealing,” Reznor, who has been dubbed the Ralph Nader of the music industry, said.

“Because one way or another these mother f—ers will get it through their head that they’re ripping people off and that’s not right.”

The reason I bring up this year old news is because today, as I was queing up about 40 gigs of torrents because I’m sucking bandwidth from a hick ass unsecured wireless network, I came across this little gem.

Now that we\\\'re no longer constrained by a record label, we\\\'ve decided to personally upload Ghosts I, the first of the four volumes, to various torrent sites, because we believe BitTorrent is a revolutionary digital distribution method, and we believe in finding ways to utilize new technologies instead of fighting them.
We encourage you to share the music of Ghosts I with your friends, post it on your website, play it on your podcast, use it for video projects, etc.  It\\\'s licensed for all non-commercial use under Creative Commons.

There is no way I can express the full extent of my love for Trent Reznor.



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