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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:42 -0000
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Alan Mackenzie <> writes:

> In gnu.misc.discuss Tim Smith <> wrote:
>> In article <>,
>> Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
>>> Tim Smith wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> > That leaves the second approach--have the government fund music, and
>>> > make copying free and legal (but probably tracked, so they can determine
>>> > how to allocate funds to artists). It's time to give it a try.
>>> Yeah... welcome back to the Soviet Union. I think in the North Korea
>>> they still do it that way... never heard that North Korea is a paradise
>>> for artists...
>> Can you suggest a third alternative (that is economically sound)?
> How about approach 2A: allow free copying of music and films, but instead
> of paying artists out of taxes, they get paid by a levy on high speed
> internet lines.  A levy of, say $50 a year, or $100 a year could
> provide

And you determine the amount do you? Streuth. 

If people want it they buy it.

And what about copies NOT done over the net and so are not measured?!?!?

You're insane man.

> handsome income to musicians and film-makers.  There are obviously

Whats "handsome" by your standards?

> difficult practical issues to sort out, but given how badly copyright
> now

Yeah, like making it even remotely fair.

> misworks the levy would probably work better.

And yet you have ZERO to base that ludicrous claim on.

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