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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"[q]Benefiting from the results of labour without providing compensation, hmmm... now what does that remind me of...

Any large records company, perhaps?

Record companies pay their artists. Poorly, but they do. Next argument.
Simply solved. Let's all of us, as humanity, pay 1 cent for every song, regardless of what the artist wants (just like the industry does to them). They won't have a choice than to sell for 1 cent then.

By your logic, it wont be stealing then would it? Next argument. [/q]

Artists sign contracts, agreeing to that 1 cent. They have the alternative to find labels that will give them a bigger cut, or release their music independently to keep even more of a cut. No theft. Next argument.

Unless you'd like to cite what the Canadian record labels did with their "pending lists" classification, in which case, argument accepted (though without the 'any' qualifier).

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