Big Smoke

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We’re in it for the artists…

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…except when we’re in it for the money.

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN stole a piece from composer Melchior Reitveldt for use in their ad campaign.

When he discovered this, he asked non-profit copyright advocacy agency Buma/Stemra to support him in getting his due compensation, to which board member Jochem Gerrits replied, “sure… just sign this contract giving us publishing rights to your music, and then allow us to take a third of what you’re owed.”

I count at least three levels of hypocrisy. How about you?

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