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

From: Max Moller Rasmussen (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 06:10:30 MDT

From: Lee Daniel Crocker

>My only issue is with copyright: the idea
>that ideas are "ownable". I oppose that for ethical reasons,
>and I think humanity as a whole suffers from the shackles
>put on our collective minds by this restriction on the free
>flow of information of all kinds.

A piece of music is not an Idea any more than car! It is a result of the
execution af an idea.

If you make a piece of music and say that it is illegal to copy it, it will
not stop other people from making music and it will not keep them from being
inspired by it.

It is not like some stupid and obvious software patent.

Somebody makes popular music. Other people sell it. Those selling it makes
the money. So there is no incentive to make more good music.

In a market where there is no copyright there will be no survival of the
fittest. I don't understand that you (totally)free market guys cannot see

        Max M Rasmussen, Denmark

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