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JOHN MELLENCAMP WANTS THOSE WHO R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. TO P.A.Y.

10/26/2012

John Mellencamp complaining about something? We know -- you're shocked. Mellencamp has penned a lengthy column for the Huffington Post railing -- intelligently and correctly -- against Internet piracy and theft of music and also about legal loopholes that allow it to happen. In the piece, titled "Good News! Ten Commandments Reduced Now To Only Nine," Mellencamp asks, "Why is thievery allowed to continue on the Internet? And why do people think it's so impossible to correct?...We need to restore intellectual property to its rightful owners and reconstruct the business that has lost thousands and thousands of jobs plus billions of dollars in revenue." Mellencamp adds that "the means to get this done actually exists; what we're lacking, at the moment, is the will to do it," and he chronicles a list of specific, mostly electronic and Internet-based initiatives that can be taken to alleviate the situation. The full essay can also be found at Mellencamp's official web site. 


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