[OT] Internet Censorship
warren at warrensweb.us
Thu Aug 11 13:16:07 EDT 2011
On Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:53:33 AM Bob Sneidar wrote:
> But the very thought of having people pay royalties on what we consider to be a "gift from God" namely the talent and the inspiration for the music seems to be... well "quenching". The moneychangers in the temple comes to mind.
Bob, how far are you willing to go with argument? Is it just musicians? Who is exempt? Is there anyone or any field where you'd to say, "Oh, God doesn't have anything to do with that, so I'll pay you"? Let me take my cello down to the supermarket and see if they'll give me food if I play for them. Would that actually be any different from asking for cash? I dunno, but it is fair to suggest that you want to benefit from my, or some musician's talents - and hard work invested in developing an nurturing that talent, wthout returning anything except maybe a smile. Is your smile worth something in the supermarket? The issue of payment and distibution is far more varied and complex than most of you seem to be aware of or willing to consider. As consumers your interests only reflect a very limited perspective.
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