Monday, June 22, 2015

How About Free?

Things are a bit messy when it comes to intellectual property issues in the glorious age of the internet, but it's one thing for me to post a Youtube video which may or may not be properly licensed (that's youtube's problem, not mine), another thing for a giant rich company to just say "join us for free or else."
Apple said Sunday it will pay independent labels and artists for music on its new streaming service during its three-month free trial period, reversing its earlier policy in the face of criticism from Swift and others.

Especially when they explicitly targeted the "little guys" of the industry. Assholes. Also, too, thanks for bricking my inlaws' iPad with your "software update" and then lying about it to me. No I won't forget. Assholes.