October 22, 2002
Raising the Barriers to Entry
Anonymous Reader writes: "Despite their cries of piracy, file trading is not what the record industry fears. What they fear is competition. The Internet has lowered the barriers of entry for Netizens by serving as a cheap pipeline that the average Joe with nothing but a PC, some software and Web access could leverage to reach an audience the record industry has to spend millions to access. The reaction of the entertainment conglomerates is that his must be stopped!