@ tim... i admit my experience in this field is quite limited and i just tried to pull of an analogy. i appreciate your input about that issue, but its quite off it comes to the topic. or do you mean to say that if a publisher chooses to release something digitally only, the artist should be held responsible to cover their loss due to piracy?
dont get me wrong, im all for argueing about those issues, but it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
and i can see the motivation of defending someone you had good experiences with, but imo thats not at all the question here anymore. i actually lost interest in what jmanley did or did not and what hes responsible for or not. whats more alerting to me is the way this issue is handled. when an artist tries to claim what is to be his/hers, we start to talk about piracy, and how much harm is done by it? "well lets have a look.... theres 14k copies sold and probably alot more pirated... be happy if we dont ask you (the artist) for compensation!" WTF.