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Musicians sue over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Re: creative as we want?

I'm not sure what your argument is in relation to my comment. (Did you perhaps respond to the wrong comment?)

Creativity certainly has value but money is not the only way to measure value. In fact I would argue that it is the least moral way to value creativity.

Long before we had copyright, creativity was valued by emulation, parody or straight reproduction.

"Illicit Copying" is only a dirty word these days because it is perceived as robbing a creator of their means to make a "living". As a society we didn't always think so. Given that creators don't need money, isn't acclaim or fame or a straight "thank you" even better and more honest?

Are free or open software creations valueless because those programmers work for nothing or give their stuff away for nothing? I submit not.

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