Re: Re: Re: There have always been working musicians
"Working musicians often have to consider jobs like working on a ship, teaching, playing weddings, etc. to bring in enough money to everything."
Join the freaking club!!! What do you think the rest of us have to do. Even us Non-Musical people have to hold down 2 jobs to make ends meet sometimes. Why should musicians be so special that they should have this entitlement?
"A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video, or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources. Although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or files in file systems. Some browsers can be also used to save information resources to file systems."
By definition Boxee is a browser, and a browser tailored to online video content. A media player Boxee does use to view the videos, as does any web browser when viewing content on the web (quicktime, flash player, windows media player, etc)
"Would you use Boxee to surf the net normally?" Again, it doesn't have to be a generic web browser. Hell windows explorer by the above definition is a browser, so you could also even argue that within windows media player the explorer interface could be even considered a browser.
""browser", when in reality is it a presentation system for videos. "
What do you think a browser is? It is a presentation system for web content. Instead of using the presentation template from the website you clicked on, you can set up in your own browser to display and present the info in your own pre-defined format. This is all what Boxee is, is a pre-defined format to display video content.
I'm a little confused on the whole radio thing. If the radio is playing of the public airwaves, aren't the radio stations already paying performance fees/licensing for the songs they are broadcasting.
I can see stores/restaurants and the like paying those fees, if they are broadcasting on private airwaves/satellite to feed into there stores for there customers, but on a public air wave, any one and their dog with a radio can tune and listen. Does that mean that we can only listen to be ourselves in a closed room, or only with earphones on.
People will always find away around things. People/governments/corporations will always try to block the consumer on not doing something, and the consumer WILL always find away around.
Anyone who believes they can stop everyone from doing something is sorely misinformed.
1. The U.S. War on Drugs (That worked out well eh)
2. Newspapers putting up pay walls (Still waiting to see if that will work out, my bets on people flocking to the free alternatives)
3. Movies/music concerning file sharing (**AA still haven't stopped that one from happening, and doesn't appear to be dropping anytime soon)
This blocking social networks on company networks is just another dead end. How to get around it? People are just using there smart phones now, to browse, and do whatever they like. So it really hasn't stopped anything.
Hell I even don't even use ITunes for my ipod, cause I refuse to be locked down to it, and want to be able to transfer my files, back and forth to any computer I choose.
What is it they say in Hackers: "You may stop me, but you can't stop us all!"
I'd like to know a couple of questions from any musician thats either just starting out, or is a big name rock star.
When you first started out, how did/do you promote yourself?
How did you manage to get gigs, at events/clubs?
- free cds/mixes
- open mike
- knowing somebody in the business
Any of the above answers, all rely on one fact, that some one had to hear your music(most likely for free), in order to pass judgment on whether you were good enough to play the gig/sign a contract/buy the hardcopy(cd)/ or go to the event you were playing at.
"First, they're put out of business, then they're in demand? Which is it?"
Did you even read the damn thing? Editors, producers, and marketers, are not "Farmers". They might sound similar but they are spelled differently , and mean 2 different groups.
"Scarce goods should be infinitely available and unprotected, but all of these industries are needed to produce new scarce goods that are immediately infinite once produced?"
Why not? If we have the technology/power to make a scarce good infinitely available to everyone, why should we not utilize it. I would think in the music/movie industry, as your best advertising/distribution tool.
"Who foots the bill?"
You do!!! By supporting those artists, that you downloaded for free their latest album, enjoyed it so much, you now go and pay money to see them live, maybe by a shirt, or even go and by a "hard copy" of the album, or even previous albums, now that you know they exist, because you took a chance, and downloaded something for free out of the blue.
A question I then ask: Before file sharing, how many times you went to the store, bought a cd,or movie, based on the cover, only to get home, and it's the worst thing you ever experienced?
If you answered anything over 0, you should then know why file sharing came about, and why it is here to stay.
The analogy doesn't fail at all. Think of the tomato as a song, and that tomato can be shared infinitely with everyone. Now think of the best tomato sandwich, as a different song, the best tomato soup, an even different song from the first. Each one unique from one another, and all infinitely shared.
You are right whenever we do figure out food replication, it'll definitely change or economy drastically, more so then whats going on with the digital revolution that's going on right now, and I guarantee it''l probably be a worse battle then whats happening at present.
The RIAA/MPAA tactics right now in there attempts to limit progress is like at truck driving down the highway at 100mph, with the foot to the gas, and putting the emergency brake on. Sure you'll slow down, but you'll end up super heating the brakes, to failure, and then your right back up to doing 100mph again, only now you have no brakes.