Tip summed it up best in his verse from “Check the Rhyme”
“Industry rule number four thousand and eighty
Record company people are shady”
Copyright laws protect the interests of authors and performers, who have the right to choose whether and how their music is sold. The basic case is simple–if an artist chooses to sell their music, then it is an infringement on their copyright and moral rights to take their music without paying for it.
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