Re: SV: Makign money as a creative (was) Napster: thoughts and

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 13:47:25 MDT

> Moreover, you are assuming that there is some way you, a pirate
broadcaster, can
> attract legitimate businesses to advertise with you at a fraction of the
cost of
> broadcasting with the originator. However, you forget that legitimate
> broadcasters can easily agree to black ball any advertiser who advertises
> pirate broadcasts, and to not filch each others broadcasts.

What's "pirate broadcaster" even mean in this context? It could be ABC as
much as me... it's not illegal, so it's not piracy. You use these terms
'pirate' and 'legitimate' which only apply in world with copyright. This
whole argument is getting so tenuous, I can barely see through the smoke.
"Legitimate original broadcasters can easily agree to black ball any
advertiser..." ??? The so-called "illegitimate" broadcasters could just as
easily do the same, there's simply no "legitimacy" if you don't own your
content. It would boil down to whoever was best at getting the content to
lots of people and there's simply no a priori reason to suppose that the
original broadcaster would be best at that.

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