Christopher Laird Simmons

Christopher Simmons

Christopher Laird Simmons has been a working journalist since his first magazine sale in 1984. He has since written for wide variety of print and online publications covering lifestyle, tech and entertainment. He is an award-winning author, designer, photographer, and musician. He is a member of ASCAP and PRSA. He is the founder and CEO of Neotrope®, based in Temecula, CA, USA.

One Comment

  1. Jakomi Mathews
    Jun 16, 2008 @ 10:24 AM PDT

    All fine and dandy. But has anyone bothered to actually analyse how much of that money from streaming music will actually make its way back to the content owners and also artists?

    If not why not.

    So they are saying that online streaming of music alone will more than double the current total annual output of the whole music industry? Extremely over egging the case in my mind.

    Lets take a look at this scenario then:

    ISPs business relies on the consumption of rich media. Without rich media they have nothing to sell consumers in terms of ever increasing download speeds and bandwidth.

    So for ISPs to turn their nose up and state it is not their responsibility when people use their broadband connections to file share and then even when they can stop this the ISP refuse to necessitates that these ISPs are not the thieves but are overt accessories to these crimes and as such should be prosecuted as such.

    Especially if predictions such as this reports is true.

    Be good to get peoples thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Jakomi