p2pnet.net News:- So can you put OC (Organized Crime) and OM (Organized Music) together?
“Of course you can,” says Boycott-RIAA founder Bill Evans in a comment post.
We recently wrote, “In much the same way that they try to disingenuously tie file sharers in with criminal counterfeiters, the entertainment and software cartels also claim copyright infringement has a major place in the world of The Sopranos – in other words, with Organized Crime.”
OC and ‘piracy’ are indeed connected, says Evans. And it’s been like that for years. The only thing is, the labels are, “on the INSIDE” and, he goes on, “This is just the tip of the iceberg. If we can ever get an investigation into record labels, ‘The Mob’ would be green with envy. It would make Enron look like kid’s stuff.”
Required reading? Evans suggests Fredric Dannen’s Hit Men, a “shocking, highly controversial expose of the venality, greed, and corruption of many of the assorted kingpins and hustlers who rule over the music industry,” says alibris.
… and William Knoedelseder’s Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia.
… and, by way of a music history note, “Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records”
Last, but by no means least, when Evans was short on funds a while back (I know how that goes ; ) he was forced to sell Boycott-RIAA. He and its new owner disagreed on a number of important issues, so Evans left him to it.
Ever since, I’ve been trying to get him to work with me on p2pnet. And I believe that day is nigh : )
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recently posted – Are OC and ‘piracy’ connected?, August 19, 2005