Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Ethics question

I'd like to hear what you all think on this one . . . here's what CNN reports on file sharing:

Artists were split on the merits of peer-to-peer networks, with 47 percent saying that they prevent artists from earning royalties for their work and another 43 percent saying they helped promote and distribute their material.

But two-thirds of those surveyed said file sharing posed little threat to them, and less than one-third of those surveyed said file sharing was a major threat to creative industries.

Only 3 percent said the Internet hurt their ability to protect their creative works.

Is file sharing ethical? Is it going to ruin the record labels?

I have some ideas, but not enough time to blog them right now . . . I'd like some input though.