Hey Trent–a Music Tax Is a Dumb Idea

There’s a great interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails up at CNET, in which he talks about his experience with the Saul Williams album he recently released as a “pay what you want” download. … I say it’s a great interview, and it is–but Trent also says something that I think is pretty dumb: he says that he’s in favor of an Internet tax, in which everyone would pay their service provider $5 extra and that money would then be distributed to artists to compensate them for downloading.

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