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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axilmar
Member since:
2006-03-20

but you're basically just saying that since piracy is illegal it can never be right or good or not hurting sales, which is 1) logically unsound and 2) patently untrue.

For one, there are numerous works still under copyright that are unavailable simply because the copyright holders don't find publishing profitable. In such a case, piracy hurts neither sales nor profits.


Piracy can never be good, period.

If there are works that under copyright but not published any more, then so be it. The owners of the works have decided that they don't want to publish their works any more or profit from those works.

It's their right to do whatever they want with their works, including withdrawing it from the public.

Even if you pirate works that are no longer in publication but they are still in copyright, you violate the owners' wishes.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Sorry, but that's just utter bullshit. You provide no valid argument, not even a seemingly plausible one. You know absolutely nothing about every authors' wishes, nor about the reasons for their decisions. Not that a conscious decision, nor even a wish, is needed for something to go out of distribution; only a lack of initiative or resources.

Since you're unable to defend your position in any meaningful way, I suggest you rethink it. Especially since your arguments depend on false premises.

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MyNameIsNot4Letter Member since:
2011-01-09

If there are works that under copyright but not published any more, then so be it. The owners of the works have decided that they don't want to publish their works any more or profit from those works.


And how does that advance the arts and sciences? I thought that is why (originally at least) the concept of copyright was created. For the people, not the artist.

/Uni

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