Chapter 3. Us Against Them?


We're dealing with an industry where an unspoken strategy is that the killer app (software application) is piracy.[1]

 --Michael Eisner, CEO and former chairman of Disney

Were the manufacturers of the printing press forced to protect the monks?[2]

 --Andy Grove, CEO and founder of Intel

The fundamental hypocrisy of the music industry (and of some artists) in the current debate over the MP3 4mat, Napster and other 4ms of online xchange of music is that they're talking about copyright, intellectual property and other such noble concepts when the only thing that they're actually trying to protect is the commercial value of their musical “product.”[3]

 --Prince, the artist

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