Kip Manley Interview

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People have been publishing fiction electronically almost ever since the first two computers were hooked together; look at “webfiction” that way, and it’s suddenly ancient and vast and weird and impossible ever to grasp, much less comprehend. Kip Manley If you’re late to the party, here’s Kip’s intro from yesterday.  Kip Manley is the author… Read more »

How will we get paid? part iii: Crowdfunding

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__________________________________ Part IV.iii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #3: Crowdfunding (WTF?  Start from #1) Crowdfunding is when fans decide they like an artist enough to give them money to continue making art. This is not a hypothetical.  Fans are already realizing that… Read more »

How will we get paid? part ii: Self-Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.ii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #2: We will sell our books (and whatever else we want.) (WTF?  Check out Way #1) For all the talk about our right to control how our writing is reproduced and distributed, few authors… Read more »

How will we get paid? part i: Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.i of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ The pirate king, is right. Harsh though it sounds, getting artists paid is not a politician’s job. It’s the artists’ job. So in a world without copyright monopoly, how will we make money? This question is important and complex and… 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 »