Bono Blasts Illegal Downloading

(antiMusic) U2 frontman Bono spoke with USA Today about his views of the illegal downloading of music. He said in part, "People think people like me are overpaid and over-nourished, and they're not wrong. What they're missing is, how does a songwriter get paid?

"It's not the place for rich rock stars to ask for more money, but somebody should fight for fellow artists, because this is madness. Music has become tap water, a utility, where for me it's a sacred thing, so I'm a little offended (by illegal downloading).

"The music business has been thrown to the dogs legislatively. That will change when file-sharing of TV shows and movies becomes as easy as songs. Somebody is going to call the cops." [Hate to break it to you that you are late to the ball, but it already is and the MPAA is one of the leaders in the anti-piracy arena] - Jam! has more on this story

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