Re: Mpaa, Riaa say "Quite right too"
"be a creator"
- thats rich, coming from middlemen of an outdated and no longer needed business model. parasites, who exploit and abuse the real creators
here's a reality check:
phase 1: art used to be valuable because it was a sole and unique creation of the artist
phase 2: this was changed with invention of numerous methods of duplication - and the art became a consumable commodity, which became more and more affordable to masses as the methods of duplication became more efficient and cheaper to mass produce.
phase 3: this was changed once again, with the invention of pure digital duplication and widespread of interconnected networks. the process of digital duplication itself requires no resources, which leads to art as an infinite resource, therefore transforming itself from commodity into resource.
-there's already such a huge volume of art available its not only no longer plausible to charge "per commodity", its counterproductive. and the volume is only going to get bigger, much bigger, exponentially.
-the only reasonable way to monetize this is to charge a flat rate "per service"
-ideally to keep it simple, as a part of your ISP rates (percentage).
-royalties to artists paid out by "volume". more popular = artist gets a bigger piece of this pie.