Am 30.06.2010 14:37, schrieb Dave Phillips:
In this I am absolutely with you, Dave.
It is absolutely NOT cool and rebbellious to ignore the rights of
authors if they choose to claim such rights. It is simply cheap and
As I see the situation here in Germany today, many things should change
about Copyright-laws and the way they are enforced. But still I think
simply breaking these laws on a dayly basis wont make a change for the
Fact is: creative work has its value and many creative work demands
investments. Try to make a simple movie, say: a comedy, without any
budget, then think about how such work could be financed. Find out about
the average rent for a rehearsal-room in your city, the price of
equipment and then think about how to raise the fundalation for a rock-band.
And I mean it: think!
Ignoring the traditional system to get artists/programmers/performers
paid for their work is not enough. I think the traditional system is in
desperate need for changes: it is bad, it takes 80% for itself and its
burocracy and only 20% for the artists, that have to pay all the costs
from this 20% also and thus can be happy to keep 2-3% for themself.
So what about a different system? If you want to make a difference,
start paying for Downloads of CC-Music you could get for no-cost as
well. Start paying for software that is GPLd if it is important for you
that this software is developed. Donate 5 bucks on the artists website
and the artist gets about 90% - fair system. fair deal. You only have to
embrace the idea that you are willing to contribute you share without
being forced to.
Until such a system is widely accepted, enforcement the way ASCAP or
GEMA does it will prevail.
btw:get some CCed tunes from my website, if you want to get something
freely without being a stupid :-)
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