If you’ve reading this site for the last month or two, you know you gaga I’ve been going over the Jamendo music site.
My favorite remark:
Giving artists the freedom to restrict music is like the freedom in giving a plantation owner the freedom to keep slaves.
Yes, I know, restricting music it isn’t as evil as slavery (since slaves suffer). I have a shotgun, a burlap sack with heavy rocks and a deep pond waiting at the back of my yard for anyone who dares to point that out.
The point remains: it is indeed a freedom, but it works by restricting the freedom of the music/slaves being controlled. And it deservedly prompts the question – should music/slaves be controlled?