Re: Information & Power /Copyrights

Dwayne (
Thu, 06 May 1999 14:26:03 +1000

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> I've often wished that books and music were distributed on a shareware
> basis. I'd happily have paid a buck apiece for each song and book I
> liked enough to listen to/read more than twice - including the books I
> bought used - and the author would still make more than they do now,
> assuming zero cost of production (ebooks). Not only that, but I could
> voluntarily pay extra for books like "Permutation City" or "True Names".

I'd like to see something on the bottom of web pages which allowed you to make a donation of a small amount, a cent or so, to the author if you really liked the page. The internet-as-busking analogy is a nice one.



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