Labels Blacklist Song-Swap Companies

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    please someone explain this to me:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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

    So, in this sense, he's likening the record label execs to mafia thugs.
     
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    Basically the record company execs dont like other people with different ingeneous methods of business stepping on their toes and coming into their territory
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hmm Grokster is selling an ad-free client but how is Morpheus getting any money out of their business?
     

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