[pp.int.general] Protest certain musicians?
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Thu Oct 29 13:55:36 CET 2009
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Christian Hufgard
<pp at christian-hufgard.de>wrote:
> > About the computer, well, the computer is about 5 years old and it costed
> > me
> > about 1000 euros, taking into account that I download 300Mbytes in about
> > mins with my 2.5 Mbytes per sec connection, that amounts to
> > 2/(5*360*24*60)=7*10^-7 euros, so add that to the 0.185 cents and still
> > you won't have pai 0.2 cents.
> > Yes, I pay the marginal costs, but that's very different from buying a
> > car, or the whole discography.
> Of course. But as soon as many people would pay a Cent for each download,
> musicians would have much more money - to spend for new music.
The thing is I don't know any good reason why it should be mandatory to pay
to download music, or movies, or books. I pay enough to musicians going to
live concerts, when I want to read a good book I buy it (or go to the public
library) and if a movie is good enough I will be willing to watch it three
times at the cinema.
> >> >> Libraries pay for the books and pay for loaning them. They are funded
> >> by
> >> >> tax. Just because you do not pay directly, that does not mean, that
> >> you
> >> >> pay nothing.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> > That's true in europe, since only about 2 years ago. Before that, we
> >> only
> >> > paid for buying the books, then everyone could read them for free
> >> (well,
> >> a
> >> > marginal cost indeed).
> >> But once again, a cost that was paied.
> > Of course, because I wouldn't steal a book physically, because if I did,
> > those who had the book would take a gap in exchange. But when I download
> > song, I'm not creating any gap, in the same way that when someone tells
> > an idea they still have the idea, even when they have given the idea to
> > me.
> I use this argument myself lot of times. But I think, that it is not only
> the missing gap. You were educated not to steal and you know, that there
> is a pretty good chance to get caught and punished.
When I learn someone's idea, am I stealing it? It's illegal to steal just
because of that gap. Copying is not stealing, it's another thing.
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