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Paul (Moderators; 48981)
Posted on: 06-20-2012 22:46.
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Bean launched a war by saying:
The only really relevant paragraph is this one:
I write all of this to make a point. MP3s and CDs and records and tapes are not a valid primary source of income for musicians, and it's an unreasonable expectation that they ever have been primary sources of income. Musicians have always made pennies on the dollar of any album ever released. Copying a CD is not theft - it's duplication. It's reproduction. If I take a perfect picture of the Mona Lisa, I haven't stolen it from the Louvre, I've reproduced it.
Really, it just comes across as justification.
- Are album sales a source of income for artists? Yes.
- If you reproduce their work instead of paying for it, are you depriving them of that income? Yes.
- Is it okay to deprive artists of that money just because it's a small amount? I wouldn't call it theft, but ethically it's hard to defend.
- If you like an artist, does it make sense to help them keep doing what they do? I tend to think so.
If there's anything you want
Come on back, 'cause it's all still here
I'll be in the backroom drinkin' my half of the beer
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