Mike Doughty of solo and Soul Coughing fame, weighs in on the Piracy issue and SOPA. As usual very interesting thoughts from a very interesting dude. He makes some very valid points including my favorite bit about him telling his audience to burn his CD’s for their friends.
I recently pirated Bizarre Inc’s “Plutonic”—amazing, grindy UK rave track circa 1992—because the mix I wanted wasn’t on iTunes. I used YouTube, and audio-jacking software that recorded it as the video played.
It wasn’t free. YouTube rented my eyeballs to advertisers, I paid Optimum Online for…