The real thieves the RIAA and the MPAA always try to justify their theft and their enrichment off the sweat of the real creators by making up stories about how much they contribute to the economy and jobs. Sales really must be down because the economy really sucks and a lot of people are out of a job. Funny, I never thought my job relied on their sales. That's no stability at all! I want out of that system!
I thought you described Journalism perfectly and I quote 'It's teaching them about a paranoid administration that wants to hide from the truth. This aspect of the story seems a hell of a lot more damaging to LaSalle University than the original story of the strippers. That could have just been one crazy professor. But the systematic censorship of a student newspaper concerning "damaging" content suggests a university that people shouldn't want to be associated with. If an organization is afraid of the press, there's usually a damn good reason why: because they have things to hide.'
Isn't that the description of Journalism and Politics. Hide from the truth.
Nobody knows! Really, nobody has a clue. I have been reading posts here for 2 years and responding and we are no closer to a solution in solving the copyright issue. The problem has become so prevalent that we here haven't written any new music or tried to record or upload even our own music because of our fear. Paranoid! Maybe! But all I know is Homeland Security now tracks how much I pay for rent, has to be notified every time I fill a prescription for a pain killer and has basically intruded completely into our lives. We can't fly because we are medical. We can't even comfortably go to another state because of our Medical status. I want a new country, screw the record companies, who cares what they do, they've have been stealing from their artists for decades. I just want a new federal government and a new system entirely. Of course just leaving me alone to live my life and let me create in peace would suffice, but still would not solve the problem.
It is and always will be a 'Work for Hire' You get paid to do your work. Period. Unless you sign a contract that spells out the terms differently, you drew the picture, took the money, so say Goodnight Gracie. The Tatoo Artist may copyright the original drawing and tell the client that no one else is allowed to make a copy from the client, because of the copyright. It works the same in Software Development. Music for Hire and any other craft that demands creativity.