What's the Purpose of Ideas if Others Can't Share Them?
This morning, on the way to church, I heard an astoundingly silly advertisement on the radio to the effect that even just one "click" by one person could bring an end to the existence of music. It was quite remarkable in its gall and condescension, in its plea for people to "respect the music." Similarly spoke the pimp to the hooker's boyfriend.
Of course, part of what makes this hypothetically musicless future such nonsense is that plenty of musicians are willing to share their music for free or as a means to build careers and income through other outlets. Another part is the foolishness of copyright laws, as described in the Providence Journal:
Posted by Justin Katz @ 02:10 PM EST