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Monopoly corrupts. Absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely.
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If composers could set still-unmatched records of productivity without copyrights while managing to earn a living, imagine what writers could do in an environment that did not give them the hope of forever subsisting off past accomplishments. FULL ARTICLE by Gennady Stolyarov II
I agree with a lot of this article assuming that a writer is working on a level playing field with other writers whom also have no "copyright protection."
A workable model for writers and other creatives is obviously needed. Maybe we need multiple models. Maybe we can only expect that multiple models will be the answer, but right now creatives are better off using copyright law to their own advantage.
So many of these copyright issues could be solved by reducing the duration of copyright to 50 years thus forcing creatives to be more prolific, and to pay attention to other ways of generating revenue other than relying on a goofed-up copyright system.
That's my two cents.
[Comment at 01/14/2010 10:32 AM by Mitch Featherston]
Mitch, how about you offer just one of your two cents in exchange for me writing another article for my blog?
That's what I'm working on at 1p2U.com 'One penny to you' - a site to enable a bloggers' readers to exchange the blogger's work for their money.
A way of exchanging intellectual work for money WITHOUT COPYRIGHT.
It can be done.
[Comment at 01/14/2010 12:39 PM by Crosbie Fitch]
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