Share and share alike

RECORD LABELS ARE suing preteens for piracy. The makers of Kazaa spike it with adware from their South Pacific hideout. Congress is sure terrorist child pornographers are selling heroin over the Internet. The file-sharing wars are icky, but they could be over by the next season of The Sopranos. And the best part? Artists might actually get paid. I’m not talking about reproducing Wilco’s coup, or using peer-to-peer (P2P) to advertise for concerts. I’m talking about money that comes in regularly, paycheck-style (if people download your music, that is). This radical change will be made possible by three things in 2005:
San Francisco Bay Guardian, http://www.sfbg.com/39/16/cover_fileshare.html

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