A fan asked Belle And Sebastian for their take on piracy. Stevie Jackson, lead guitarist, wrote back:
Internet Piracy- couldn’t care less, then I’m not in a record company, as someone who has a stake in some records I don’t really get the impression that we’re getting ripped off, well no more than is normal. Bootlegs of gigs and such like I’m all for it, as for the downloading of actual records,it’s the sign of the times I suppose, it’s a bit like that home taping issue from the 80’s. I don’t mind people hearing the stuff from other sources other than the buying of records as long as someone else isn’t making a killing out off it.
Once again, thanks for the tip, Jonah!