IIPA vs. open-source software

by Walter Olson on March 22, 2010

A reminder from Ken at Popehat: “Every time you hum to yourself, you’re taking bread from the mouths of musicians.”

{ 4 comments }

1 Bill Poser 03.22.10 at 5:59 pm

This is almost as good as the insane letter circulated by SCO in 2004 that claimed that the GNU General Public License is unconstitutional.

2 Jay 03.22.10 at 9:50 pm

I don’t have the heart to tell them that some of their member orginization are running their web servers on open source platforms.

3 Tom T. 03.23.10 at 9:48 am

Strictly speaking, that should be, “Every time you hum to a paying audience, you’re taking bread from the mouths of musicians.”

4 Benjamin 03.23.10 at 10:51 am

True Tom T. When you hum to yourself you are taking bread from the mouths of the record companies because you aren’t buying a CD from them. The musicians only see a small bit of that money. (about 5%)

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