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RE: digital Beatles -- the mother of all licensing

Dear Ken,

Alas, I think even you are a bit naive regarding how the youth of 
today access digitised music (many? most? certainly not all, 
though). There's absolutely no need to go through elaborate 
contortions that involve extracting audio from youtube videos. If 
someone wants every single Beatles recording (and much much much 
much more), it's out there in the dark and not so dark alleys of 
the Internet. And the site that gets shut down today will 
reappear somewhere else tomorrow. Youtube has some semblance of 
legitimacy compared to the many blogs and bittorrent sites that 

Michael Fitzgerald
Electronic Services Librarian
Learning Resources Division
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC 20008