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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sparkyERTW
Member since:
2010-06-09

Black people entering white people's places, including buses, was also illegal; just because something is the way it is doesn't make it right.


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

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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


Art.

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

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


Art.
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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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

Any large records company, perhaps?

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

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.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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

Shareholders ?

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

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

Shareholders ?
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Seriously?! They literally give you money that you can use to run your business!

I really need to stop using sarcasm in posts.

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Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

"Black people entering white people's places, including buses, was also illegal; just because something is the way it is doesn't make it right.


Benefiting from the results of labour without providing compensation, hmmm... now what does that remind me of...
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The Music industry?

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