Paul McCartney okay with illegal music downloading

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London, Nov 26 : Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he is happy with people downloading music illegally, though it's a weird concept for him.

The revelation came as the Beatles' deal with music giant iTunes fell through, when it was abandoned after Apple Corps bosses and EMI executives failed to agree on terms.

"It's weird for me (the concept of downloading). I'm not from that. I'm from going into a shop and buying a 45," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

"We've come through vinyl, tapes and CDs - it's all the same, except people don't pay for it (now). I don't mind. It works out," he said.

And the music legend is full of praise for British rockers Radiohead who took the innovative step of releasing their latest LP, In Rainbows, through the web and allowing fans to name their own price for it.

"I like it, it's a new idea. I like its anarchic-ness. I thought about buying it for one pence and telling my friends I'd paid 10 pounds!" he added.

ANI

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