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john of MT
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I agree, it seems to be a dumb move. I wonder how the song writers and musicians being covered feel about it. From what little I've read there seems to be a split in those groups' opinions.

As the above article points out, the forgiveness of royalties may be not so much an 'unwritten rule' as it is conscious (or not) non-enforcement by the licensing agencies.
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