You are in napster

16 Sep 2009 | 131 words | copyright music piracy

Just came across this brilliant foto while reorganizing my photo folder (i am locked away in a museum basement without any form of internet access: no wireless & no mobile phone reception):

I took this at a stall selling bootleg CDs at the Kwakoe Festival in Amsterdam southeast in the summer of 2006. To me it perfectly captures the essence of the revolution caused by napster when it launched 10 years ago (give or take a couple of weeks): If your work is not available on napster is is probably not good either. accept to be copied or become irrelevant.

Given that this has been going on it is stonishing how few people seem to have understood that this basic shift in how we relate to cultural goods has already happend….