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[News] Intellectual Monopolists Fail to Understand Alternative Profit Models

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolists Fail to Understand Alternative Profit Models
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:02:30 +0100
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Free vs. Paid: The Wrong Debate

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| Can you frame this conversation as free vs. 
| paid? No. Not if you are trying to get 
| someone to pay you cash directly for 
| something that is ubiquitously available for 
| free. Free vs. Paid is not the great debate, 
| itâs a no-brainer â free wins! Valueless vs 
| Valuable, Scarce vs Ubiquitous, Demanding of 
| attention vs Commanding of attention are the 
| debates and the winners will be the 
| individuals and organizations that can most 
| effectively translate the value of content 
| into wealth. 


Why Fabchannel.com died - and the reasons haven't changed!

,----[ Quote ]
| 10 years after Napster 1.0, the music 
| industry is still asking for utterly 
| impossible rates, free equity, and all kinds 
| of veto rights as far as the use of content 
| is concerned. Someone out there, please: 
| tell me how this is going to be different 
| with Spotify, MOG, iMeem, rdio etc?


How labels are cashing in on music piracy

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| Since offering several albums for free via 
| digital download in late July, Mr Majerczak 
| has noticed a surge in physical sales; not 
| just CDs but T-shirts and vinyl as well.
| "Sales have definitely increased, which I'm 
| sure in part has been a result of our new 
| digital model," explains Mr Majerczak, 22, 
| who started the label from his Ivanhoe 
| bedroom in 2006.



Another Band Tries Pay What You Want Concerts

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| Pete alerts us to the news that the band Lotus is trying out a pay what you
| want tour. They apparently worked out a deal with Ticketweb to basically let
| people pick prices anywhere from $1 to $20 (no $0 option)


Seven Crimes That Will Get You a Smaller Fine than File-Sharing

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| 1. Child abduction: the fine is only like $25000.
| 2. Stealing the actual CD: the fine is $2,500
| 3. Rob your neighbor: the fine is $375,000
| 4. Burn a house down: The fine is just over $375,000
| 5. Stalk someone: The fine is $175,000
| 6. Start a dogfighting ring: the fine is $50,000
| 7. Murder someone: The maximum penalty is only $25,000 and 15 years in jail,
| and depending on your yearly salary, would probably be far slighter a penalty
| that $2 million.


Stephen Fry on copyright

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| At an event in London last night, the writer, actor, and gadget fan Stephen
| Fry launched a surprisingly ferocious attack on the music and movie
| industries over the way they have acted to defend their copyright.


Richard Marx (!) attacks RIAA after $1.92M Thomas verdict

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| Jammie Thomas-Rasset was held liable to sharing 24 songs, including one by
| pop crooner Richard Marx. But the lawsuit wasn't done in Marx's nameâthis
| week, he called out the recording industry's "greedy actions."


Moby: The RIAA Needs to be Disbanded

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| The two million dollar fine handed out to Jammie Thomas by a Minnesota jury
| this week hasnât done the music industryâs image much good. While lawyers and
| high level managers at the major labels cracked open the Champagne, artists
| such as Moby and Radiohead shook their heads in shame at what the music world
| has become.


Morrissey tells fans to boycott new box set reissues

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| The former Smiths singer claimed in a statement issued to fan site
| True-to-you.net, which he often communicates through, that he wouldn't
| receive any money from the reissues, released on November 2, and that he was
| not asked for approval for their release.

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