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 »

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 »

Stealing Fiction

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I’m Posting This Sh1t Online, Now Whaddaya Gonna Do? Part II Stealing Fiction “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.” The Social Network On the day I started writing this post on the commonness of ideas, I stumbled upon this article… on the commonness of ideas.  It just goes to… Read more »