Posted by Craig Stern on July 02, 1999 at 20:39:40:
I had just been thinking about this same sort of situation a while ago; what is there to protect us from being ripped off? Especially since I am a lesser-known artist, it is definitely in my best interests to have someone looking out for me. I think it is a brilliant idea to have protection.
However, on the flip side of the coin, we must be careful to avoid the self-serving greed-mongering practices that govern the record industry today. I'm all for anti-plagiarism protection, but let's be careful not to undo the open and sharing atmosphere in the MOD community; the best thing about MODs, after all, is that they're free to make and free to check out.
-Craig Stern (melklord)