I am a music blogger-I love Music- I am a criminal
Every time I feature a YouTube video with no permission-I risk committing a criminal act. The artists and/or other companies that have rights to this video must allow me to post their stuff or I am walking that “breaking bad” line.
Does it matter that every human being with access to the web will hit up YouTube to check music they have interest in but do not own?
Do 8,000,000 views and a label of “official” mean anything?
I am seriously asking the question.
I do not want to look at my cell mate of the near future and tell him I am doing 5 to 10 because Robert Plant had taken issue with the 7 like buttons on my “Stairway to Heaven” post. “Yeah, I posted it and did not even flinch when I hit that publish button, I am one bad-ass blogger!”
I need more, it is an addiction.
I love to feature music and then talk about it and possibly even argue about it in that polite WordPress way with three or four smiley faces. And I don’t make any “big faces” doing this. It is done simply for the love of music.
So I ask again-Are us music bloggers all criminals?