Arnold Kling

Legacy Music Distribution Problem

Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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To no one's surprise, it did not help the music industry to shut down Napster.

The music industry's attempts to replace Napster and other pirate services with legitimate music downloads have failed, according to a new report.

Maybe they should look into Lawrence Lessig's idea for a copyright commons (post 75, below).

Discussion Question. The music industry says that it is only defending the ability of musicians to get paid. Do you buy their argument?

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