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A Composer’s-Eye View of the Copyright Wars

bonch writes “As an experiment, composer Jason Robert Brown logged onto a site illegally offering his sheet music for download and contacted hundreds of users politely asking them to stop listing the material. Most complied, some were confused, and a few fought back. Brown chronicles a lengthy exchange he had with a teenage girl named Brenna which provides an interesting insight into the artists’ perspective of the copyright debate. He also responds (more…)

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  • StackOverflow With a view Any Theme

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