It’s not nearly as black and white as you think.
Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, and author of the recent book The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties.
A descendent of Ukrainian refugees and World War II camp liberators sees in his family's history an answer to rising anti-immigrant sentiment.
There are no members of Bob Marley’s band in a touring group called The Wailers. And the musicians behind ‘Exodus’ and ‘Catch a Fire’ are not happy about it.
It may seem like a simple case of David vs. riff-stealing Goliath. But if Led Zep loses, the real victims could be independent musicians and their fans.