On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 10:40 AM, drew Roberts wrote:
So my question to the community goes something like this:
(Assume everything is digital for now and there's no DRM so as to make
1) One person makes music and gives it away for free. That's his
business. I can get her music for free and he's happy.
2) Another person makes music and attempts to sell it. That's his
business. I can buy his music and he's happy. If I get his music some
other way he's presumably not happy, if he knows.
3) Another person makes music and isn't confident he can sell it so he
works with a company. The company and he have an agreement and they
are either happy or not happy with each other. It's immaterial to me.
Let's call it 'their' music since they are in business together. I can
buy their music and they are happy. If I get it some other way then
presumably they are not happy, if they know.
The question about #2 & #3 is whether it's _ever_ OK to get the music
if I didn't pay. I contend it isn't. I don't _need_ the music. I
_want_ the music, or think I do.
Why is this any different than taking two trips to the salad bar when
the menu said only one was OK with the restaurant?
P.S. - I love what Sean Wright is doing here - both for himself and
for us. Very cool. Thanks for the link.
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