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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If you are honestly arguing that decorating a Christmas tree is comparable in skill and effort to producing music... wow.

While you may not agree that it takes a lot of skill and effort, I think otherwise. Well not really, but I'm sure some hobbyists do. I just gave this example to prove that it's all a matter of public opinion. Hardly anyone values decorating Christmas trees, so almost no-one cares when people copy each other's decorations and ideas. You mention it's a different thing when they get paid for it, but isn't that the same as most pirates who copy simply for themselves? People start to value music less than in the past, therefore they start caring less about copying for personal use. I'm not sure if I like that direction either, but it just happens to be that way.

I call it a shame, but I'll everyone is certainly entitled to their own view on it. However, I would challenge yourself to only listen to music created by hobby/part-time artists for 3 months and see if you still feel the same way. If you do, I have nothing further.

Actually, I only listen to hobby/part-time artists and buy my CD's from them directly ;)

I like it when bands can do whatever they want with their music without some record company interfering only to make it sell better, i.e. make it more mainstream and lose some of the characteristics that set them apart. I can't stand most mainstream music, especially pop songs, although that's where most of the money can be made as it's simply a larger target audience. Labels usually don't care about music, only about the money.

Edited 2011-01-19 18:35 UTC

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