Why Artists Oppose the European Union Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive
Michael Franti, Spearhead
â€œProsecuting fans who share music files in order to prevent piracy is like outlawing sex to prevent pregnancy.
I do not support the spirit of this legislation because it does more to punish fans than it does to help artists and labels adjust to the expansive future of the electronic revolution. Fans, labels and artists alike are going to need to make changes in the way we buy, sell and market music, but the draconian nature of these laws is more of an attack on civil liberties than it is a solution to the changing times we are living in.â€
~ Michael Franti â€“Spearhead