>>> Regarding copyright, have you guys heard of Spotify? It can be used for
Ever increasing, though still probably not adequate for most artists. I
don't know if the numbers you have on that web page is up to date.
Remember reading about Spotify, that its' revenues had surpassed radio
royalties. I may be wrong.
>>> I could imagine having a system like Myspace, where anyone could set up
I think web design is an important part, though only indirectly related
The web is what MTV used to be. A web site is like a combination of
different things. One of those things is the artistic representation of
yourself, as musics video sometimes aims to be.
Thankfully a web site is cheap to create, which makes it easier for
smaller artists to represent themselves. Too bad so few artists make the
most of it.
> And I assume that if the revenue stream is depressing either way,
This is what they say about services like Spotify, that they need large
customer pools in order to make good money.
> I hate attempts to force everyone to pay for music/video/etc (via fees
One way to get the money in, is of course aiming at media hardware
products, which are made for playing the media that the artists want to
be paid for.
I could accept such a system. It makes it cheaper for poor people to get
access to free media (if media in such a case is free). Even connecting
to media may be free if your city decides to have wireless internet for
everyone. This way, you would only need to buy a used laptop in order to
get legal access to every work known to man (in theory).
> Perhaps if you don't want to pay for my music, I haven't done a good
When it comes to copyright and patent control, where do the lines go?
I remember reading about North American Native music, how the songs
changed a little from mouth to mouth and someone would make up their own
song, using virtually an identical melody of a another known song. No
body cared about who made up the song. I guess since no one was making
money off of it. They were only interested in the song itself. So...
The problem with Copyright and Patent Control?
It's easy to say it's about money, and of course it is. If you take away
the money, there is no need for Copyright and Patents, unless you have a
moral reason to keep your work intact, which is a different
philosophical question entirely. Then it's like religion, where you
can't allow someone else to make their own flavor of a religious text,
because it's holy.
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