The Library: It’s Death and Resuscitation

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FreetoAll3

“Free to ALL” Libraries–remember them? Remember those places where we could sit and read for hours, unbothered, in the summer just for the air conditioning or after school because going home was just boring?  Remember? I want to write about libraries.  I set out to write on one in particular.  But, truth be told, all… 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?”–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 »

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 »