...In the digital realm, the differences between performances and distributions,downloads and streams, push and pull, they all begin to blur into one immutable fact: The digits that constitute a phonorecord have been transmitted from one point to another. Period.
What differences exist -- intentions and results-oriented, after-the-fact analyses of whether or not the content was buffered along the way, how many times, and for what reasons -- are not easily measured or monitored for purposes of public policy. The digital delivery of art is inherently anarchistic, and itis hard to argue for or against any one hand reaching into the pool for compensation...."
Jim Griffin - Pho List