So it appears WinMX is the latest file sharing program to be shut down. Music pirates the world over will soon have to resort to CD swapping.
So I don't get it; they're going to what? Shut down people writing file sharing programs? Start monitoring IRC, the various internet chat programs, and removing burnable CDs on the market? Infiltrate CD Burning Software projects to ensure they respect archaic laws? Fine everyone 25 and under and cause a recession, just because some artists are making less money? To exactly what lengths are governments going to go to stop this?
I strongly encourage the world to stand against this; as a wannabe professional musician, I do not give a rats ass whether music of mine is downloaded for free or I get 10 cents or whatever it is per released copy. The internet is supposed to transcend the will of any one tribe of humans. No government/corporation/secret society/whatever has a right to infringe on it.
On a side note, anyone in Edmonton, AB want to start a rock band? I play guitar with an influence ranging from AC/DC, old Rockabilly, Dick Dale, Ventures, Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Queen, Tom Petty and others I can't be bothered to think of right now. Punk/Garage/Surf/Metal/whatever, I'm not picky, I just want to get on stage and wail.
Substance abuse a must. Leave a comment if interested.