The idea that paying copyright holders is paying the musician is becoming as transparently false as The Emperor’s New Clothes.

“People are very happy to pay the musicians whose music they’d have more of – ask Amanda Palmer.

The idea that paying copyright holders is paying the musician is becoming as transparently false as The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Free culture is not about refusing to pay the piper, but separating that from the freedom to share and build upon their piping.

The wealthy copyright cartel and its cronies may well not like the look of a future in which they are disintermediated, but at least they can find new jobs. Pity the poor victims of copyright litigation, bankrupt or in prison, for doing nothing more than enjoying a natural liberty annulled in 1709 by Queen Anne.”

  • Crosbie Fitch

http://the1709blog.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/good-read-on-culture-of-free.html

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