Bono Still Hasn’t Found What He’s Looking For: An Anti-Piracy Remedy


He may be one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. But when Bono, the front man for U2, puts on his well-worn activist hat and tackles online piracy, some people want him to turn down the volume…

The Irish singer writes in a New York Times opinion piece about his top 10 2010 trends to watch: “The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries from the fate that has befallen music and indeed the newspaper business is the size of the files.

“A decade



Hi Ingrid, i’m from Brasil and it is disgusting for me hear this shit from Bono. He is really lost in the old world of entertainment industry

Robert Andrews

Bono can do nothing right in some people’s eyes (

Really – what was there about his NYT piece that was so controversial? It was but an intelligent stab at 10 forthcoming trends for 2010 – one of which was the basic understanding that a) Nielsen’s Law ( makes content transfer increasingly easy and b) the emergence of new cultural products is threatened without either sustaining funding for the existing entertainment industrial complex or creating an alternative.

Honestly, I don’t listen to U2 very much – but all this Bono hating is so uncool. He’s clearly very switched on. Detach your views of Rock Star Bono from those of Intellectual Bono.

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