Thank Dennis, Isaac, Lauren, et al for Nightlight (was "nightlight website?")
rossi at webslingerZ.com
Fri Jul 23 14:30:47 EDT 2004
James Hepler wrote:
> --- Chris Rossi <rossi at webslingerZ.com> wrote:
>>I think getting paid once for a single CD is fair,
> Suppose a person bought the CD new at Schoolkids, and
> then returned it a year later. By your logic, should
> the record store then give it away?
No, silly. It costs them money to keep it inventory.
> I know I know. I'm still kidding with you.
Yeah, me too. I'm just remembering back to when record labels wanted a
crackdown on used CD stores because CDs were changing hands and they
weren't getting their second and third cuts. Actually, some of the
stink was people selling promo copies which probably is a legitimate
thing to get pissed about. You really shouldn't be selling those.
(Don't recall having seen any at CD Alley, either. Are they one of the
few scrupulous stores in that regard?) Anyway, for an album bought new
and then resold on the used market, it didn't and still doesn't make any
sense to me that the label needs or deserves further compensation, or
that the transaction should be illegal. Honda didn't get any money when
I bought my used Civic. The store that sold it to me did, because it
was work for them to stock it and sell it.
Anyway, the labels shut up about used CDs along time ago, so it's not
really a burning issue. Or maybe I didn't understand whath the fuss was
back then and have it totally wrong. I'm not sure if that's what Martin
even meant anyway.
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