"pirateriegelder" bleiben bei musikindustrie, kuenstler bekommen nichts

mir jetzt auf die schnelle keine bessere ueberschrift eingefallen. es geht darum: die musikindustriecontent mafia ueberzieht ja immer wieder leute (gerne auch rentner, kinder, arbeitslose,…) mit klagen, wegen “raubkopierens” oder “piraterie” oder illegalem filesharing und aehnlichem. mit der begruendung die kuenstler wuerden ja ansonsten kein geld mehr bekommen und man muesse ja deren interessen und rechte schuetzen.
und jetzt ueberraschung ;) dieses geld, das angeblich immer fuer die kuenstler erklagt wird, landet doch nur auf den viel zu fetten konten der labels und die kuenstler selber sehen davon nichts:

When EMI, Universal Music and Warner music reached settlement agreements with the likes of Napster, KaZaA and Bolt, they collected hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation – money that was supposed to go to artists whose rights had been allegedly infringed upon when the networks were operating with unlicensed music.

Now, according to an article, the managers of some major artists are getting very impatient, as it appears the very people who were supposed to be compensated – the artists – haven’t received anything from the massive settlements. They say the cash – estimated to be as much as $400m – hasn’t filtered through to their clients and understandably they’re getting very impatient.

Lawyer John Branca, who has represented the likes of The Rolling Stones and Korn, said: “Artist managers and lawyers have been wondering for months when their artists will see money from the copyright settlements and how it will be accounted for.”
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