Money greedy producers & vanity “artists” – are the poles of same ridiculousness. Ridiculousness powered by the blood of losers called “fans”. A realm of so called Pop Culture. Self fulfilling vanity. Eternal attempt in putting (any) meaning in temporary vanity.
Here’s the old story by the numbers out of Courtney Love’s notebook and of course her ego: http://www.salon.com/2000/06/14/love_7/
Whole debate over this is – ridiculous.
Give/produce to the world if you can. Forget the money. Copying is not stealing.