zondag 12 december 2004

Death of an industry (model)

A good comparison between how people experience death and how the recording industry is experiencing another unescapable future.

"In her 1969 book On Death and Dying, psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross introduced the "five stages of grief" model to explain the emotions that dying people and their families often experience: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Patients diagnosed with terminal diseases often find transition between these stages quite painful, and many never reach the acceptance stage."

And here some illustrating evidence that supports the comparison made above.

"An interesting report released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that "the vast majority [of music artists] do not see online file-sharing as a big threat to creative industries. Across the board, artists and musicians are more likely to say that the internet has made it possible for them to make more money from their art than they are to say it has made it harder to protect their work from piracy or unlawful use."

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