...Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means - STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin'. Because one way or another these motherfuckers will get it through their head that they're ripping people off and that that's not right.
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I don't condone stealing media at all. But when an artist is now saying it, almost commanding his audience to do it, it shows there is a problem. There are few things I wish Reznor would do other than talking...
1) Follow Pearl Jam's lead and release some material under a Creative Commons license.
2) Issue a formal letter to the Internet Archive that allows; live show taping (both video and audio) and live show photographing.
He has already gone the right direction by giving fans access to some of his source material for non-commercial remix purposes... But if you ask me, if your mad enough about something ~ you can do more. I'm not asking Reznor to give his music away for free, artists have to make a living, but cut the middle man out. Follow-up what you started on "With Teeth" (virtual liner notes and posters for download that fans could print after purchasing the lossless audio). He always seemed to have a problem with downloads (both legal and illegal) because he felt the fans lost out on the whole experience, or what the artist intended for them to have (cd, booklets, etc...), he should create a new experience that goes beyond that...
The funny thing is, he already did in a way, with "Year Zero".
This is just my thought.