Quote:

Originally Posted by

**Jason West**
Mathematics is free. (Nobody owns the formulas for the area of a triangle or the equations for Einstein's General Relativity.)

Shakespeare is in the public domain and also free. (Copy entire text of Hamlet to your harddrive.)

The Louvre Museum in Paris has free admission the 1st Sunday of every month. (In other words, you can go see the

Mona Lisa and

Venus de Milo for free.)

Do any of these have value?

If "yes", why?

If "no", then music has the same challenges as the examples listed which means

*nothing* has value.

Artist intent.

If an artist wants to sell a product and that product is stolen and shared without the consent of the owner, that IMO is wrong.