[LINK] Is copyright dead? [WAS: Special Report: The Future Of File Sharing]

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Sat Jun 6 12:16:07 EST 2009


Craig Sanders wrote:
> ... there's lots that people download but don't buy. but
> that's no different to hearing a song on the radio and not liking it
> enough to buy it ... 
Umm, actually, it's completely different.  Radio stations pay a royalty 
each time they play a song, so the artist does get paid.  Maybe not 
enough.  And maybe record companies rip off artists.  But dispensing 
with copyright is a misguided way of redressing artists' rights. 

Cheers,

Stephen Wilson
Lockstep
www.lockstep.com.au.




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