Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 12:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV I generally need a billion words to explain the problems inherit in the current copyright system. Joss Stone needs just one minute. "I don't care how you hear it - as long as you hear it." Can we please appoint Ms Stone as supreme overlord of the universe?
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"Benefiting from the results of labour without providing compensation, hmmm... now what does that remind me of...


Now let's hold on a minute. Even going back centuries ago when copyright term was still short - hell, even before copyright - artists were compensated for their works in order to make a living. Composers such as Beethoven and painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci were commissioned to create works of art. These artists were able to make a living, which gave them the freedom to create their art as they see it.

What you seem to be promoting is a society where someone should not be able to make a living making art. Let's see what kind of wonderful art gets created when the artist has no choice but to put in a 40-hour day job as well.

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