On Wednesday 07 July 2010 14:05:55 you wrote:
Seriously, other people don't have any natural right to control others at this
I always go back to jokes. Do you or anyone you know ever tell jokes that they
did not come up with themselves? If so, is any effort made to determine who
came up with the joke? To determine if the person want's to be paid every
time the joke is told? How often do you hear a joke's originator credited
when a joke is told?
Because this is an artificial limitation put on society by the government.
That is how it is different. So if the government did not put on this
limitation, it would be ok no matter what 2 or 3 wants. Their options would
be to not give it out at all or try and protect it technically but without
force of law behind the technological restrictions.
You are still equating selling *copies* of music with selling music.
Nothing stops 2 from gaining some popularity and then announcing that he has a
hot new single in the can and that he will release it if he gets X dollars in
binding commitments from wherever. This could be 1 dollar from X people or X
dollars from 1 person or any combo. When he gets X dollars in commitments, he
releases the tune. He has just sold his music. He hasn't necessarily sold any
particular number of copies.
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