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TamaraB
Question The Current Paradigm
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Re: A Business opportunity

said by 88615298:

So copyright holders should give out their product for FREE ....

No! This is a reaction to unfettered greed. Copyright was supposed to protect owners AND the public sphere. It was implemented fairly as a FIVE year exclusivity right, so authors can make money, and then the public can enjoy the fruits of society.

Today?
Don't/can't watch a TV show when aired? PAY ME
Want to replace a movie/song you already bought 3 times? PAY ME AGAIN
Want to watch your TV in another room? PAY ME MORE
Want to see it on your phone? PAY ME EVEN MORE
Want to watch it on your computer? Gimigimigimi MORE MORE MORE
Want to hear a 40 year old song, which should have been in the public domain decades ago? PAY PAY PAY.

And if you don't like all this, then we will extort reams of money from you with the help of our bought and paid for courts. This kind of behavior deserves a severe reaction.

Bob
--
"Remember, remember the fifth of November.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot."

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"