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MacBytes
Jul 19, 2004, 11:07 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Labels Blacklist Song-Swap Companies (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040720000751)
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Mudbug
Jul 19, 2004, 11:08 PM
please someone explain this to me:
"If the last names of the CEOs of most major record labels ended in a vowel they'd be calling this behaviour racketeering," said former Grokster president Wayne Rosso.

Einherjar
Jul 19, 2004, 11:54 PM
please someone explain this to me:

I've always heard it used in references to Italians--

So, in this sense, he's likening the record label execs to mafia thugs.

winmacguy
Jul 20, 2004, 12:48 AM
please someone explain this to me:
Basically the record company execs dont like other people with different ingeneous methods of business stepping on their toes and coming into their territory

Sabbath
Jul 20, 2004, 07:23 AM
I've always heard it used in references to Italians--

So, in this sense, he's likening the record label execs to mafia thugs.

Yes it is definitely a reference to mafia racketeering, and really its not that bad a comparison. Although obviously the file sharing companies aren't doing all they can to stop illegal file sharing so there is some moral high ground for the music industry to take. Not that I would ever associate the music industry with morality though.

Mudbug
Jul 20, 2004, 10:02 AM
thanks for the clarification. I don't like showing my ignorance, but sometimes things like that simply don't make sense to me.

Now that you've put it in context, it makes a LOT more sense.

space2go
Jul 20, 2004, 12:25 PM
Hmm Grokster is selling an ad-free client but how is Morpheus getting any money out of their business?