enigmax at TorrentFreak posted some background informing why Dan Bull undertook his latest crowd sourced video. In a nutshell, the UK high court has ruled against The Pirate Bay in a recent case brought by several labels, an outcome that will hurt the majority of smaller, independent artists that use the platform for promotion and distribution.
A block of The Pirate Bay will not discriminate – all content will be blocked, infringing or not, and artists relying on the site to reach their fans will be unjustly penalized.
Just hours ago and after working throughout the night, UK artist Dan Bull finished his latest track which was inspired by the recent TPB ruling.
TorrentFreak got a quote from Bull that resonates with the message of the song as well as speaking to the unintended harms to innovation in the tech sector.
“The BPI claim to represent the interests of musicians like myself and the people in my video, but the fact is that only the very elite few at the top of the music business will see a benefit. The rest of us are having our internet censored and are being ushered into an age of guilt until innocence is proven,” Dan told TorrentFreak.
“The tech sector is being damaged in order to prop up a comparatively tiny and irrelevant industry which the vast majority of musicians have absolutely no need for.”