It's that time of the year, to more publicly peddle audio recordings that have simply been seized and mass-produced within record factories for the marketplace -- thereby continuing that insidious mental illness that results from misuse of the "freedom of the press" as if the ethic is a law.
That all music recordings should be routed into some kind of listening-library makes both legal and mental-health sense, but the unabashed peddling of any and all music in the public marketplace is an organized crime made possible only with the help of para/military populations to whom copyright registrations are legal simply if they are not -- can not -- be opposed.
The website 'Recordingindustryvsthe people.blogspot.com' provides summaries of accounts of contemporary lawsuits that pit an uncontrolled domestic recording industry, represented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), against individuals who are believed to have violated copyright laws in some way, usually during Internet file-sharing. That the recording industry routinely violates copyright laws using "freedom of the press" to write themselves into paper-work as copyright holders must be repeatedly pointed out as more than simply an "original sin" of the entertainment industry as a whole.
Meanwhile, TV broadcasts openly hawk music collections as compilation-reissues and new 'finds' claimed so as to generate paychecks for recording-industry workers and administrators while the mental health and physiological well-being of the nation as a whole is routinely compromised.
'Special' edicts intended to protect all over-65 retirees (using the term "senior citizen") from grievous harm are also obviously intended to shield those recording-industry participants who have been using "freedom of the press" to fill out copyright forms for their companies with intent to mass-produce and sell any and all original music that comes to their attention -- that, rather than turn any and all 'finds' over to the police until such time as their origin can be accurately ascertained.
The misuse of "freedom of the press" is an ongoing sociopolitical problem that affects performers and audiences personally and in ways that are contagious among the overall citizenry population.