Paulo Coelho Explains Why He 'Loves Pirates'
from the world-has-changed dept
TorrentFreak alerts us to the news that he's posted yet another blog post on the subject about how he "loves pirates" and how people underestimate that artists can and do get paid, even when their work is being shared in an unauthorized fashion. In fact, he's selling more books now that he's actively offering up more "pirated" copies of his own work than ever before:
How did all these social communities start?Always nice to see successful content creators speaking out on important subjects like this. A nice contrast to those who are so narrowly focused on making sure that no one else benefits from their work.
At first it was just wanting to chat with another person. But chatting isn’t enough – we have to share the music, the book or the film that we love. When there was no law against it, this information was exchanged freely. Finally, when the entertainment industry caught on, the repression began.
Art is not an orange.
If you buy an orange and eat it, you have to buy another one, and then it makes sense that oranges should not be given for free, because the consumer consumes the product. Art is about beauty. Music is about beauty. If I visit a page and I like the music, I am sure I will buy the CD, because I want to know more about the work of the artist.