Josh Lawrence wrote:
In the context of music as art I would say yes.
> 2)Because the use is personal (shared among friends), rules do not apply.
Try to stop the unwashed masses from sharing songs illegally. A
pragmatic approach says it is currently impossible without draconian
measures in place to monitor all forms of digital data transfer. If you
want to help big brother out keep going down that road...
> 3)Those who do see the value in a shared standard of rules/laws are
Beep, Wrong. If you live in a world where all artists get respect and
have time (or even resources) to get permission to use samples of
licensed work for every little remix they do then you must be in a
> This is situational ethics. Changing the rules in the middle of the
So, if I have no morals or don't subscribe to the same set of standards
that you do does it mean I am a lesser artist than someone who does?
Lesser person maybe but what has it got to do with art?
If I actively work against the rules does that constitute working
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