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Submission + - Did the MAFIAA Manipulate US DOJ to Shut Down Comp (

Jeremiah Cornelius writes: At TechDirt, in an article about Busta Rhymes support of MegaUpload, there's an excellent summation of the legitimate alternative, digital-friendly business-model pusued by REAL content creators on file sharing sites.

"In fact, this is part of the ecosystem, especially in the hip hop world. It's why the artists also support those hip hop blogs that the RIAA insists are dens of pure thievery. The artists release their tracks to those blogs, knowing they'll get tons of downloads — and actually get money. If they do deals with labels, they know they'll never see a dime. Putting music on Megaupload is a way to get paid. Working with a gatekeeper is not."

Do you think that the US DOJ is being used to crush competition for incumbent "gatekeeper" industries, who have a history of taking maximum profits, without adding tangible value?

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