Today, when I was browsing through the weblog: http://asianfanaticfans.blogspot.com/2008/10/jay-chous-leaked-new-album-being-dealt.html, I found a very interesting news article that I think might worth our attention.
One of the latest album “Capricorn” of Jay Chou, one of the most popular singers and musicians in Taiwan, has been leaked online before its formal releasing. The record company, JVR Music, obviously got angry and announced that it was actually a case of piracy. They are going to find out who did it and will sue this sneaky guy. Meanwhile, the record company is encouraging Jay’s fans to “boycott the thieving actions of those people, and respect the intellectual properties of artists and support original music”
This article got my attention because I was wondering who the record company is going to sue. The sneaky “rat” who leak out the album, or Jay Chou’s hundreds of thousands fans who downloaded from each other’s blog, YouTube and Kugoo, and then spread the album further through social media platforms?
Who to blame? It is really like a question of the sneaky “rat”, community and technologies, who should be sued? It is up to you.