Techdirt is on holiday this Thursday and Friday. We'll be back with our regular posts on the weekend!Hide

MaxWillens’s Techdirt Profile


About MaxWillens

MaxWillens’s Comments comment rss

  • Mar 30th, 2010 @ 8:39am



    You're right that those two groups are separate.

    People are absolutely entitled to give their art away and let it move freely through culture as it may, and people are more than entitled to actively seek out music that is made with that ethos and sensibility.

    That does not entitle people to take whatever they want, whenever they want it.

    List one example of enduring free art that was produced at a cost of zero, by an artist who was not compensated for his work.

    Can't do it. All the stuff that inspires us and draws us to art in the first place was PAID FOR. Hell, more than half of it was commissioned.

    Just stop with the f&#@ing adolescent "They're trying to control us, man!" stuff already. It's just ridiculous.