[rumori] Fwd: NTK now, 2002-10-25

From: Vicki Bennett (peoplelikeusATmistral.co.uk)
Date: Fri Oct 25 2002 - 10:58:34 PDT


Here is a little review of the RIAA's Hilary Rosen's visit to the UK
last night, to attend a debate at Oxford Union, in England. From the
NTK list. Some nice links here.


> Sure, after both BRUCE DICKINSON and CHUCK D dropped out, we
> were mainly going to last night's Oxford Union "free music"
> debate to give RIAA chair (and erstwhile Napster-slayer)
> HILARY ROSEN a hard time. But, as it turned out, there was no
> need - Rosen was quite happy to make extraordinary claims that
> no copy-protected CDs have been released in the USA
> (fatchucks.com, we imagine, would beg to differ), and that
> musicians will continue making music whatever happens, which
> surely doesn't quite back up her anti-file-sharing position.
> Reassuringly, the motion that "This House believes that the
> free music mentality is a threat to the future of music" was
> resoundingly defeated by a hefty 256 "Noes" to 72 "Ayes" - so:
> if we can demolish them this effectively on our home ground,
> why can't we do it in real life? Though we did give Hilary and
> Jay Berman (of the International Federation of Phonographic
> Industries) a special round of applause when we later ran into
> them in the garden outside. "Tough crowd", we sympathised, and
> "You did very well considering your indefensible position".
> - some problems finding students to speak for the motion too
> http://tirian.magd.ox.ac.uk/~nick/UnionDebate/
> - vs http://www.mba-experience.com/
> http://alumni.ox.compsoc.net/~agk/photos/CDR/full/C0889.jpg
> - Hilary averts eyes from CD shirt, of which more later
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