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Is it tho? http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/04/digital-music-is-like-a-mortgage
I don't know what to think
well, it isn't a loaf of bread http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2004/11/65688?currentPage=all
A magic spell is similar to a music file http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tDMqO7zgqE
he's actually a great presenter, i watched a couple of his other videos after watching this, but i've no idea what he is actually saying.
he isn't bald though...woops.
couldn't resist closing the window and subsequently downloading the entire back catalogue of music, just because it was such a shit article.
"If you get value out of owning it, the person who created it has a pretty reasonable argument that they should get value out of having created it."
Just because something has a value, doesn't mean that it has a price. Positive externalities are also a thing, and a pretty common thing in fact.
"so why do you get to decide how much I should make for something I created and own?"
Because in this case, you getting paid inherently involves me getting restricted in my private and public spaces.
For IP holders to to keep up heir current rights, they need to constantly censor all data transmission on the internet, limit what I am allowed to do with my own computers, and generally be a pain in everyone's ass. They don't just "own" their own property parallel to our physical property, they "own" the right to dictate our lifestyles and your activities.
IP holders demanding payment for every value produced, are like a street fiddler who would demand that the police locks down the traffic of a whole public road, just so they can limit their audience to paying customers.
The Internet is a huge public surface now, yet a handful of publishers "own" the overwhelming majority of all pop culture products, so they now expect to treat all modern surfaces as their private stage on that account.
think this is a more interesting angle than most, the laws of supply and demand have long seen to been fundamental to any kind of business, and it really doesnt work when supply can be infinite, tethering music to physical objects that had scarcity was a temporary thing, makes you wonder about the future, music, films, tv, software, even objects (with 3d printing) dont have to be scarce any more, yet that is the only way things can make money, all the value of millions of people enjoying loads of content for free isnt recognised because it isnt part of a transaction
However, a lot of what DiSsers were saying here was encouraging http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4429280
Your *compensation* for using sites like Facebook which harvest your information is *free* access to the services it provides - messaging, photo sharing, etc etc. You can argue whether or not that's a fair trade off, but evidently a lot of people think it is.
Yeah. His whole new book about that. And how we'd be better off paying and at one point argues we should be paid to use some of these services