hjcjones Posted March 12, 2012 Share Posted March 12, 2012 What is it about creative activities that makes people think that the creators shouldn't be paid for their efforts? If you build a house, or make a car, or make a concertina for that matter, you'd expect to be paid, and if you want to own one you expect to have to pay for it (or expect to end up in jail). But you can't copy a house or a car or a concertina. Just because the product is intangible, does that mean the person who devotes time, energy and skill into creating it should do it for love? Artists have to eat too. Some people manage to turn out some pretty good work in their spare time. But nearly all the things of great and lasting artistic value have been created by people who could devote their time and energy to it 100% without having to spend most of it in other activities simply to pay the bills. Ransom, what gives you the right to take other people's work for yourself? You say you "respect rights", but everything in your post displays nothing but contempt for the rights of others. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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