LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Edgar Bronfman Jr., the head of WMG, one of the largest music labels in the world must feel a bit sheepish.
WMG has been in the forefront of the efforts, organized under the auspices of trade association RIAA, to litigate illegal music sharing out of existence. Thus it must have been particularly awkward when Bronfman was recently asked by the RIAA about the downloading habits of his seven children while at the Reuter Summit.
"I’m fairly certain that they have, and I’m fairly certain that they've suffered the consequences," Bronfman replied to Reuters, adding that "I explained to them what I believe is right, that the principle is that stealing music is stealing music. Frankly, right is right and wrong is wrong, particularly when a parent is talking to a child. A bright line around moral responsibility is very important. I can assure you they no longer do that."
When Reuters pressed the issue, inquiring what punishment was meted out for such transgressions, he replied that "I think I’ll keep that within the family."
As of press time, no suits have been filed by the RIAA against Bronfman or his children. We at CelebrityAccess, perhaps wisely, do not intend to hold our collective breath. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers