In the context of the discussion, it's about royalty payments. Copyright
"counts" to me in other dimensions as well, but the subject under
discussion has to do with profiting from copyrighted work.
>> My advice, try making your living from
Bad recasts all. In each case there's no misappropriation of the work
itself. There is a displacement thanks to a technological development -
what we're probably talking about anyway when we talk about failed
business models or business models on the way out - but elevators,
buggies, automobiles, windmills, and refineries remain. Geez, I even saw
an elevator operator when I was in New York.
> It's inevitable that people who subscribe to a business model that's still
No one except the PR bozos at ASCAP seem to think so.
We are not in disagreement here. But you'll understand that I'm in no
hurry to eliminate my revenue streams just to satisfy my idealism.
> I pay for software, books, movies and music. Probably more than most
I teach music for a part of my living. I'm fascinated by the march of
media tech, and in the past ten years alone I've watched students go
from discs to dedicated file players to ipods to
god-knows-what-it's-called-today-but-damn-it's-cool. And yes, we discuss
the realities of how they get their music. I'm not living in an ivory tower.
> But typing:
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