La Brea, CA — This past weekend, a self-proclaimed socialist Music Festival called #MyFreeRock gathered over 18,000 Millennials to teach them the principles of Socialism. Everything from food to souvenirs has a low fixed cost and employees of the festival make a living wage of $16.32/hour. The cost to attend was $1,500 per ticket, which paid for four tickets, the other three are given to the disadvantaged.
However, despite the record turnout, the festival is now being sued by a collective of music artists, including this year’s headlining act Pearl Jam, for music piracy. The festival encouraged attendees to record artist live music sets without permission from the artists.
The attorney representing the artists, Li Jintao, spoke with Gish Gallop regarding the suit.
“The nerve of these people to take my client’s intellectual property is unbelievable,” said a red-faced Jintao. “This is America, you cannot just steal the livelihood off of another person!”
#MyFreeRock released this statement to Gish Gallop.
“We at #MyFreeRock humbly apologize to the Artist Collective. We believe in sharing and giving to those who are without the same things we enjoy. We hope to work this problem out, out of court.”
The Artists Collective are suing for $24,453 for each of the 1500+ infringements.