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Re: [ARSCLIST] the public Domain
Tom Fine wrote:
>do you see
>some sort of middle
>ground, where stuff that is now moldering in megaglomerates' vaults can be
>released in some forum --
Not really! It's like saying an individual who has acquired a Rembrandt owes it to the public to give it to a museum after a certain time. Certainly it would be nice if they choose to do so but the bottom-line is that if an individual can be compelled to give up their Rembrandt, they are going to be a lot less inclined to buy fine art in the future. The next generation of artists is who will pay the price.
I think this commonly repeated "megaglomerate" language really clouds the issue which is about the right of composers and recording artists to set a market value on what they create. Nothing could be further from their best interest than limiting the property rights of those who would pay them for their work. I am also very disturbed by the growing role advertisers are playing in determining exactly what music we get to hear performed. Attacks on the value of an artists equity can only result in a greater need for subsidy and with that lower average quality.
I get into this whenever it comes up because nobody is really sticking up for the next generation of the people who create our recordings and music.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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