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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"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.

It's not just us. It's this way in most of Europe - i.e., the parts of Europe that are not flat-broke and drowning in debt.

Okay, you're right, I was off-base there. There are a lot of people with day jobs that produce excellent music. But should we not allow for the possibility that you could make it your day job? Wouldn't it be nice if your favorite artist had time to come play a show in your city, instead of being busy attaching cover pages to his TPS reports?

I'm all for free music, but it should be the artist's choice to decide what degree they provide their music for free, as they're the one who have taken the effort and expense to produce it. If they don't make it free, than you should either find someone else or tell them how you feel and that you'd like them to make their work freely available.

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