November 28, 2000

Rich rock stars launch anti-Napster campaign

Author: JT Smith

The Register has nugget: "UK musicians trade organisation British Music Rights today launched a campaign
that seeks to persuade fans not to download illicit MP3 files from the Internet. The
scheme, called Respect the Value of Music, aims to show how trading music on the
likes of Napster is hurting musicians, not faceless industry executives.

That's not an unreasonable point, but BMR do seem to have fluffed the launch by
inviting Elton John and Paul McCartney - two of the music business' richest men;
John last week told a British court that he had 'so much money coming in' he was
too busy spending it to watch what his accountant was doing with it all - to plead
on the behalf of less popular artists."

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