This rather strikes me as biting the hand that feeds you, with a dash of Streisand for effect. MJ fans can usually be relied on to buy every version of every album released on every continent. If they're not already aware of the bootleg industry, they are now. The article also fails to mention what relationship the UK and Australian police have in regard to sharing information. Can they provide information to prosecute someone who is breaking UK law if they're in another country? What if it's not against the law there? (convict jokes aside...)
How can you be fined for selling a copy of a recording that the studios and labels didn't create? Like the cinema industry, where insiders leak timed copies or review editions well before the screenies emerge, isn't it sound technicians and other crew who leak the better copies of concert footage?
The bootleg industry is a de-facto 'viral marketing mechanism' for everyone who profits from a tour, I can understand why it exists — and why the studios want to kill it, even though it will piss off MJ fans. They're about to run out of albums and merchandise to buy, anyway
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