After this week’s interesting events regarding certain cyberlocker, a reshuffle of one kind or another is likely to happen among the mp3 bloggers community, as some bloggers will lose most of their files while others simply get shut down by the Blogger and Tumblr platforms. As I wrote in a previous post, some irresponsible and greedy bloggers spoiled the freedom to post sound files when they chose instead to make money with illegal mp3s – from what I’ve read in the media this week, we are talking something like $150,000 per month for some bloggers. As for me, I will continue to upload music with virtually no commercial potential. It doesn’t get me lots of readers, all right, but I won’t be shut down or prosecuted like some bloggers are likely to be in the future.
Now, what kind of game is Ubuweb founder Kenneth Goldsmith playing, I wonder? On his Twitter page, he apparently embarked on a campaign vindicating the freedom of filesharing and illegal copy, supporting, for instance, the anti-SOPA campaign. He seems to expect Ubuweb to be closed any day soon – or is he merely hoping to become some kind of freedom of speech martyr? In any case, and to my surprise, Ubuweb is slowly moving from an educational, avantgarde repository to an anti-copyright champion.
Samuel Beckett would not approve, Ken!