Sony BMG Anti-Piracy Chief Testifies In Downloading Trial
October 3, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
Under direct examination by recording industry lawyer RICHARD GABRIEL, PARISER emphasized the lengths to which the music industry goes to find, develop, produce and promote talent. "Selling music is the only way a record company makes money," she said. "If (downloaders) take it without compensation, it kills the company."
I've seen thousands of hardworking employees lose their job because of piracy.
She added that in the last few years, "I've seen thousands of hardworking employees lose their job because of piracy."
Then GABRIEL asked PARISER if it was okay if a consumer makes just one copy of a track they've legally purchased. She said no -- that's "a nice way of saying, 'steals just one copy.'"