Started by bvanoudtshoorn, December 16, 2008, 14:27:15
Quote from: "MisterX"if you didn't produce it, you have no right to use it or benefit from it
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"Quote from: "MisterX"if you didn't produce it, you have no right to use it or benefit from itwhy?
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"Hm... don't know. I believe the whole problem with music nowadays is that it became a business. Encouraging people to continue doing that is not a worthy goal, the way I see it. If a person does music only when he gets paid - in my book this man is a salesman, not a musician.
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"The whole point of doing art is bringing something useful into this world - so that other people will use it and benefit from it. Taking that from art means taking away the most natural and necessary form of self expression and contribution each person can make to a society. At this rate the society become less civilized and more greedy.
Quoteit is okay to willfully give away your freedom so that someone gets a little more money
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"I just cannot look at music as property.
QuoteYou can sell a data carrier - a tape, a compact disc, a vinyl. You cannot sell music itself.
QuoteOnce more the shift of importance goes to the author. How come?
QuoteIf my hands are tied at using a record to build something new upon it - it is my freedom which is restricted.
QuoteI just cannot look at music as property.
QuoteShakespeare used a lot of plots from writers of his era. If the copyright law we have today would've been active then, his plays would've been called a cheap rip off.
QuoteAlso, how come such an unfair situation?
QuoteThe person who is doing art HAS the freedom of choosing of whether he wants to give it away or not, why cannot the audience have the freedom of choosing - whether to build on it or not?
QuoteAnd another large myth is that if the artist won't get paid - he won't do music. This is not how it works.
QuoteMusic should be the art and craft of those who love it and are talented at it, not those who want to sell it.
QuoteAs soon as money becomes the first priority - music is dead. Just turn on the radio and hear for yourself.
QuoteHowever, other people making music are not automatically, by your opinion, required to release their rights to their music as a result. If I decide that art in general is not property, I cannot walk into a museum and take whatever I like.