“We take our craft … very seriously, as do most artists. It is therefore sickening to know that our art is being traded like a commodity rather than the art that it is.”

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, explaining his band’s decision to sue fans who trade song files over a CRT screen, E! Online, 14 April 2000

“We really felt — and ultimately were proven right — that this would be the first major creative marriage between a song, a rock band and a film.”

Ulrich, explaining the band’s decision to commodify its art for the silver screen in the upcoming Mission: Impossible 2,, 14 April 2000

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