With millions blown on lawsuits and very little revenue recovered for the music industry, it is obvious that filesharing can’t be stopped. The only way out is to either build a business model that takes advantage of the faster flow of media files or to produce a new way to consume music that makes trading song files obsolete. Either one is very possible, but stopping filesharing, scientifically speaking, is not. Let’s stop wasting time and energy on something that has been proven time and time again to be impossible.
LimeWire was recently toppled by a court injunction, but a secret crew of developers put up an underground version two days later. Was the money spent on that initiative productive for our industry?
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