Re: Napster: thoughts and comments?

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 18:57:44 MDT

> Lee, instead of insulting us "who claim to be creative", why dont you
> illuminate, this is a very intersting subject. I woudl like to know.

I've done that many times, here and elsewhere, so it's kind of tiresome
for me now. I had planned to write up much of it as a book, and had
made an outline of that; perhaps I'll have some time to finish some of
that soon.

Yes, I intended to be mildly insulting, because today's artists do need
a kick in the pants, and deserve it. They are being royally screwed
by record companies, publishers, and the other monopolists of the IP
industry and are taking it lying down. They need to wake up and realize
that they can't just create words and music and art--they actually do
have to do some of the work of creating money themselves, and they have
to throw away the idiotic "art for art's sake" mentality that has been
keeping them enslaved for so long.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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