[Documents menu] Documents menu

From LABOR-L@YORKU.CA Sun Aug 13 06:30:47 2000
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 16:10:05 -0400
Sender: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy >LABOR-L@YORKU.CA>
From: Jim Jaszewski >grok@SPRINT.CA>
Subject: The recording artist 'Prince' votes with The People for Napster -- and against the record monopolies.
X-UIDL: 8731626db55c88a2d676a24e8000c4c4

Prince's own website newspage:


The recording artist 'Prince' votes with The People for Napster—and against the record monopolies

Jim W. Jaszewski, 12 August 2000

The ongoing (objective) struggle between the world's capitalist elite and 'The People', over control of the world's resources, is manifested in sundry ways -- one of the most recent and spectacular being the unfolding crisis in the music recording industry.

Capitalist record monopolies have been (_most_ unsuccessfully!) attempting to destroy the 'MP3' music-trading phenomenon over the Internet through their RIAA organization (i.e.: cartel); and their latest feeble ploy has been to try and put the music-trading software company, 'Napster', out of business.

To his great credit (and to my long-standing and growing admiration of the guy) 'The Artist Formerly Known As Prince'[sic] -- and now once again known as Prince(!) -- has come out swinging on the side of The People, in defence of their right to share in the artistic experience -- over crass commercialism.

Two corporate mass-media articles on this (Prince quite simply and effectively skewers Time-Warner CEO Richard Parsons):

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000809/re/napster_prince_dc_2.html http://abcnews.go.com/sections/tech/DailyNews/prince000811.html