95% of music downloads in 2008 were illegal – DiS reacts and suggests two solutions / Music News // Drowned In Sound
There are some great points in this article. Sadly, it misses the point somewhat. Net neutrality is so important. We must protect this over and above music. Music will be around forever, a free (as in speech) web is not guarenteed.
“… or maybe even a £20 a month access to a site like Oink, which some users said they’d pay £50+ a month to use.”
This is closer to the point. If you want to transfer music, pay for the data. I have long argued that in order to beat piracy you have to compete with it. People question how you can compete with free. Well, if you look at Oink, and now What.CD, you’ll see legions of “true fans” willing to donate to the service because they see the benefit in it.