It's a very nice world of music that All the time Nina
wishes for, unfortunately even if everyone in the world started boycott
ing overpriced releases and downloaded all their music off the internet
, it would neither cause the collapse of the Recording Industry Association of America
nor any of it's non-U.S.
Why? Because although the industry's primary concern is gaining money from huge markups before it ever reaches the distributor
, it has enough sense to at least watch it's back. Since the audio cassette
tape commenced production, some of it's cost to YOU, the consumer, has always been returned to the associated industry to cover "lost profits
". You can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as writable and re-writable CD
s were available that part of the tax
went there as well; even if you only wanted to copy data
or use them as frisbee
Still, some companies have reluctantly
embraced the internet
, but it is not a tried-and-true
method of making money, so of course you can see why it's not more widespread. So, copy all you want, but I doubt you'll be getting rid of the bloated system any time soon.