EMI:Legitimately Afraid That Aliens Might Listen To The Beatles Without A License

Posted by BernardSwiss on Sep 29, 2012 3:40 AM EDT
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Ah, life imitating art (or art accidentally imitating life). Earlier this year, we had Rob Reid post an excerpt and discuss his new novel, Year Zero, concerning aliens listening to Earth music for free, without a license... and then realizing that they've been infringing our copyrights for years, and owe the record labels more money than exists in the galaxy. Funny story, right?

Except... as Joe Betsill points out, apparently at least EMI really was afraid that aliens might listen to music without a license.

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