[oclug] Music Downloading and Copyright
ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 2 11:34:57 EST 2004
Another difference between free music and free software. a Compiler is
hundreds of dollars thus when Linus says he wants a poor programmer to
be able to feed his family rather than pay for tools this makes sense.
A 400$ compiler for free feeds my family for a month. Whereas a free Cd
only buys me a pack of smokes we aren't talking downloading whole
operas here even then 50$ saved. Face it music is undervalued or almost
free anyways because either the consumer or the music business can copy
music is not a tool is is a pleasure I don't accept that free music is
like free software, no, not a, no way.
On Apr 2, 2004, at 11:26 AM, Peter Timusk wrote:
> My only really valid point on this debate is that I am a musician as
> are many people I know. I have yet to make any royalty monies from my
> tunes. Something is wrong yes. Some lower class people realize they
> can make a lot of money with music. But music is more to the lower
> class it is community. It galvanizes a community it brings solidarity.
> This is but a drop in the bucket of the valid arguments about music
> and money.
> Now if software wasn't so new???would we have free software? or do we
> just need more choice and less expensive software. I am hoping the
> courts knock out Microsoft eventually.
> please don't offer me free beer I am a musician I don't drink.
> Peter Timusk, B.Math, just trying to stay linear.
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