• m-p{3} ⛔
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    Breaking any kind of DRMs. It is an electronic shackle that serves nothing but to enrich the big corporations.

    • GadgeteerZA
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      3 years ago

      …and sometimes the poor authors and artists… I’d hope that artists and creators retain the freedom to choose.

      • Jedrax
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        One doesn’t need to look much farther than Spotify to see how large corporations exploit their market power to disadvantage artists unless they’re wicked famous.

          • Jedrax
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            03 years ago

            Sure. Like any other large org that capitalizes on other people’s labor.

            • m-p{3} ⛔
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              13 years ago

              Spotify did the legwork of putting the platform in place tho. Personally I tend to buy from Bandcamp, but you won’t find everything you’re looking for.

              • Jedrax
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                23 years ago

                Yeah, Spotify definitely did make a global platform which people could rely on. But that doesn’t make it immune to criticism for their monopolistic behavior. You wouldn’t say the same thing about Google - who uses their market position to set their own prices for advertising, etc.

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                  It’s not like there isn’t any competition out there to Spotify (Apple Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music,Tidal are the top ones that come to mind), the artists are free not not publish their music there if they disagree.

                  • Jedrax
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                    13 years ago

                    Ask any artist about this, and they will tell you they are going to post on Spotify regardless of the earning potential due to exposure.