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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Unethical But Enforced by Law

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Unethical But Enforced by Law
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:01:49 +0000
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Not wrong, just illegal

,----[ Quote ]
| From a practical point of view, trying to 
| regulate the distribution of these materials 
| over the Internet is an unachievable goal. No 
| matter what laws are put in place, 
| technological advances by ingenious young 
| computer geeks mean that youth will always be 
| one step ahead of the authorities. The 
| industry may successfully prosecute and punish 
| a few people but their success will be short 
| lived. Almost no one will be deterred by legal 
| prosecutions because the chances of being 
| caught are minimal.


The Creative Class War

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| Awhile back an author and thinker named 
| Richard Florida wrote articles and penned a 
| book about the ârise of the creative class,â a 
| demographic of young urban professionals who 
| would be ferociously attractive to dying 
| cities that have lost their 
| industrial/manufacturing base, and what these 
| cities would have to do in order to attract 
| them. While thereâs been some impressive 
| debate about whether or not Floridaâs thesis 
| has proven true, and what cities are really 
| benefiting from this push, one thing thatâs 
| clear to me is that the âcreative classâ â 
| journalists, writers, programmers, Web 
| designers, graphic artists, traditional 
| artists, musicians, and so on â need all the 
| help they can get.


Are People Resentful Of Content Creators?

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| Coming at the same question from the other 
| direction, again, I have trouble seeing 
| "resentment" as the issue at all. When we look 
| at the success stories, the one thing that 
| comes through loud and clear is that 
| respecting fans results in those fans becoming 
| incredibly loyal. They're loyal to a fault, in 
| fact. There's no resentment there at all. If 
| anything, at times, it seems to border on hero 
| worship.



Mariah Carey: The gloves are off

,----[ Quote ]
| The singer drops the sugar-coated simpering
| and shoots from the lip about the music
| industry and her new business model to save
| it â which could make her the worldâs
| richest recording artist

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