The answer is simple and already noted above. If an artist isn't making money for big entertainment they aren't an artist. Period.
I have to admire any artist that is making a living in the present or any past environment doing what they want to do to make a living. Selling out?
Artists have always had to make stuff, music, paintings, plays... that are to the taste of someone that is willing to pay for it. Now it's just easier for those artists to find an audience.
My dad taught science and math at the college level for over 30 years and was unqualified to teach at the high school level.
He was unqualified because he didn't ever take the courses that the education department teaches during the block semester, which is the first part of the semester when teachers practice teach.
I can't tell you how many teachers have told me that they learned more about how to teach from him in the Science for Elementary Teachers class that he taught during the block time for all potential elementary teachers than any other class.
That's right he wasn't qualified to teach in an elementary school but he was qualified to teach elementary teachers.
So, in short, Einstein wasn't qualified to teach anything but college.
Frankly I think it would have been a waste of his time but that's just an opinion.
He would have had to take about a semester of classes in teaching to get the certifications he needed.
He could have taken those certifications, if he had been interested in teaching at a lower level.
Those classes do NOT make a person a good teacher but they do give them some good techniques for teaching.
Nothing ensures that a person will be a good teacher. Some are, some aren't and I don't think that will ever change.
What is hilarious is your demonizing your potential customers after setting up a system that continues copyright for such a long time that whole lifetimes of music and books are locked up by Disney and other rights holders.
Truthfully, nobody cares about Steamboat Willie and it's copyright. We don't care if Disney is worried about their trademark on the mouse. We'd like to have permission to use our musical and literary heritage without paying people for that use who are not only not heirs of the original artists but haven't even ever met the artists.
Just because some of us are pirates doesn't mean that we don't have a legitimate gripe with the system and your demonizing the word "pirate" is like some people demonizing the word "liberal". Because you don't like it you demonize it all the while thinking that makes it bad.
We are trying to start a movement to reform a system that is totally screwed up and unsustainable due to the simple fact that now there is a system that is world wide and you can't regulate it.
That must really gripe the heck out of you and those that pay you for your minionhood.
On interesting thing to me is that though the music industry has fought digitization tooth and nail musicians have adopted it like crazy and the same thing has happened with writers.
Many smaller writers have also published books electronically that would never ever be published by a major publisher and for a very small amount of money invested by the writer,
Musicians are doing the same. The little senior adult group that I used to play with had an album. About 20 copies were made.
The thing is that people have something to say, whether it is through a book or music and now there is a medium to say it with.
Hooray for electrons!!!
And your point is? Coming on here and posting insults calling people pirates is "intellectually honest"?
If you have an argument to make say something. Argue with us. PLEASE SAY SOMETHING NEW! We'd like to hear it but coming on a site that supports copyright reform and going neener neener neener doesn't make your point or convince anyone of anything.
Really! It'll never be found by people with unlawful intent.
They,whoever they are, assure us of it.
And they promise not to abuse it. Really really cross their heart and hope to die.
And the FBI has such a good record with computers and networks too.
Really they are just not getting it. It wasn't the tech industry that protested.
It was people. Just regular people that did a little research and decided that they didn't like what the studios and record companies wanted to do.
We as a group protested so loud and so long that even brain dead politicians realized that it wasn't in their best interest to continue on their chosen path. They realized that even grandmothers were opposed to what they were trying to do.
The skids are now greased. We know what to do and how to do it. They just haven't learned that.
You are right the Tyndale Bible was the first English translation and the first from the original Greek and Hebrew even though he didn't get to finish the Old Testament because he was executed for printing the Bible in the vernacular.
I have met a couple of guys that worked in this field. They are willing to make a new written language for people that don't even have one.
Think about what that means. First they have to learn the spoken language well enough to translate into it and then they have to make a translation of the bible into that language. It's quite a feat.
The problem with that is that it really would take a highly trained musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music to tell if something were really infringing and people like that aren't cheap or easily available.
Gee a news room that is a large open area with people at desks staring at screens.
That pretty much describes the local paper and the news room on every movie that I've ever seen. What's so hard to understand about that?
Oh and Angus, at least you're not putting it in all caps but that isn't impressive.