Wow, what an argument. You should create your own blog where you can cherry pick quotes, taking them out of context, create arguments where you claim to promote artists rights and a fair and ethical internet.
Maybe you could call it something bizarre like trichordist.com or something, and maybe create a few sister sites and link to them, cross posting frequently, and hope no one notices.
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The 7-Eleven you want would have barred windows, armed guards every 6 feet demanding to see your papers and $1.50 to move to the next "station" where another armed guard waits. Then, after spending 30 minutes just to get a slurpee, you pay $18 for said slurpee, go through 6 more check points, before exiting into the parking lot. Once in the parking lot someone follows you all the way to your car (or to the fenced gate if you walked) lecturing you how you're a criminal, you and your pirates have devastated 7-Eleven's profit margins and all the children's baseball teams they supported. You paid $18 for that slurpee because you're a dirty pirate and 7-Eleven lost potential revenue because of you.
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You're acting like a pompous ass, and your disingenuous comments are really only making how you're acting more obvious.
No one here advocates the future should be everything given away for free. But whatever. Changing your nickname from Ethical Fan to Video Fan doesn't hide who you really are. Not to mention your drivel is exactly that, and not representative of what this site or its supporters promote.
But we support your right to act as a twat and try to be condescending towards people who stand up against bullshit enforcement methods that don't work. You know what CastleLowery? If you had your way and enforcement stopped infringement completely, killing off all independent competition, you'd still be fucked over by the label and no one would buy your crap (or listen to your rants).
So you'd still be miserable and without income from your creative works.
No one will support a self-entitled artist who treats people (potential fans or not) like crap.
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Mike is pushing, as Cusson says himself, that legal, unhindered, online services that are user-friendly and easy to pay for (buy cards at stores with cash instead of only "enter credit card" for example).
Cusson admits that locking it down doesn't work and that people WILL PAY when given the option, no windows, no restrictions.
That does NOT matter if it is a movie or a TV show.
Highly subjective question. I know of artists who think because they write something they are owed money - they come on here claiming to be authors or musicians. They go to other sites (some of those sites are gone) that I've been on and ranted that because they created something, it's worth millions.
"Merchantable" is a highly subjective claim and a lot of what comes out today, through "hit machines" that cost a few million are not worth it! The masses buy it, good for them, those who can't afford it or don't have credit cards download it. Or copy it from friends.
Enforcement is not going to work with them. They'll find another way to get it or do without. Either way, just because someone releases something doesn't mean it's merchantable and worth the money they demand!
And you're arguing semantics. Obviously some work is required. And obviously it varies. Neil Finn doesn't have to work as long and as hard to create as John Rzeznik - both have explained publicly their artistic creative process.
Does that mean Finn deserves nothing? No. But you can't claim that everyone works very hard and therefore deserves money, which is my whole point!
I've already said, hard work does not mean you deserve income.
And there are lots of artists who's work appears to be effortlessly generated and they go about demanding huge dollars, as though it took them years.
"You hear my latest record, spin on the radio. Ah it took me years to write it, they were the best years of my life. It was a beautiful song, but it ran too long, if you're gonna have a hit you gotta make it fit, so they cut it down to 3:05" - Billy Joel.
Some work hard, some don't have to, some claim to but what they produce does not sound like it was and is not worth what they think.