my thoughts are as follows.
i can listen to virtualy any song i want to on the radio, same as music videos on tv.
so are they telling me that i cant tape a music video on my vcr to watch. or tape a song on a tape deck to listen to. then next since i have a copy i taped either from radio or tv. then with the computer age i can not put it on my computer. microsoft media player will do that for me, it even asks if i want to copy my music cd’s to the computer !
my video card has a built in tuner, i press a button and it will save any program to my hard drive.
so my point is, they are already giving these songs and movies to anyone with radio and tv. so what is the big deal of recording them for your own use. if these money hungry bands are so desperate for money ! dont release the music to public, save them for live shows !
oh by the way ive been a musician 32 yrs! and i sure dont see the money from the tax on blank tapes or cd’s!