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Why File-Sharing Advocats Resist: “For the middlemen, the future is not quite so bleak. If fans who once spent $15 a month on CDs start spen…

Why File-Sharing Advocats Resist: “For the middlemen, the future is not quite so bleak. If fans who once spent $15 a month on CDs start spending $20 a month on subscription services that give them access to huge catalogues of music, things could get better than ever for them. But the artists? No individual act will ever be as important to the new middlemen as it now is to the labels, because the former are primarily selling a service, while the latter are primarily selling music.” Q.E.D.

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