“How shall the artists get paid?”–Annotated Version

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A few days ago, I reposted an article from Falkvinge.net about how artists will make money in a world without the strict copyright “protections” of today. Well, actually it wasn’t so much about how artists will make money, but about how this really isn’t an issue–or at least it isn’t an issue for politicians. Well,… Read more »

How shall the artists get paid?

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Update: Find my annotated version here To drag my thoughts away from Norway, I’ve been digging through pirate-y things to bring up here.  I dug this up from Falkvinge.net . It’s a little old, but since the copyright situation now is about what it was in January, it is still very much relevant. I didn’t… Read more »

Bad Day

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Re: Norway It’s a bad day. I keep trying to work on this blog—-reading all the wonderful fics I’ve discovered,writing up reviews, keeping my piracy/copyright soapbox–uh series–up, planning the next soapb–series, finding the best presentation for all the things I want to put on here.   And I keep trying to work on my own stories,… Read more »

Newspeak

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Part III of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) The copyright debate rests on an argument both inherently false and absurdly simplistic. Piracy is stealing. The contortion of the language has been so successful that the matter of “What is piracy?” in many people’s minds is settled beyond doubt. Questioning it… Read more »

“They’re Not Buying Diapers”

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You wouldn’t want to meet this guy on the high seas! (This is Peter Sunde. He is not really so scary.) Part I of What Pirates Say To Copyright. For the record, piracy–even the kind that doesn’t involve killing people at sea–is illegal in most places. I’m not encouraging it, because, face it, who needs… Read more »