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Old 7th September 2012
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Originally Posted by Sqye View Post
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All this entitlement is insane.
you are confused. there is no entitlement. no one expects to make a living just because they play guitar or record music.

they expect to be paid when their work is consumed.

the larger issue is, other people, other than the artists and creators actually ARE getting paid, and they're making millions individually and billions collectively.

very simply put, it's not entitlement to be paid for your work instead of (or along with) those exploiting your work for their own personal and/or corporate wealth.

here ya go...

Artists, Know Thy Enemy – Who’s Ripping You Off and How… | The Trichordist

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Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet | The Trichordist

this makes sense to me...

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FAIR AND ETHICAL LABOR PRACTICES: RESPECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS
- A fair and ethical internet is built on the respect and protection of the rights of individuals to determine who benefits from their labor and creations.

CONSENT IS THE FOUNDATION OF CIVILIZATION: RESPECT ARTISTS’ INTEGRITY
- Your right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose. Your rights end where mine begin.

PROTECT INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: DON’T TRIVIALIZE CENSORSHIP
- Freedom of speech requires freedom of expression. Copyright protects free expression. Together, they ensure a robust marketplace of ideas that advances truth, knowledge, and culture.

FAIR COMPENSATION: IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T BUY IT
- In any value chain where the individual creator’s work is exploited, the creator must be compensated.

MUTUAL RESPECT: IT’S ABOUT GETTING IT RIGHT, NOT GETTING AWAY WITH IT
- Mutual respect for the diversity of all online citizens is the cornerstone of a healthy and robust community.

PARASITIC EXPLOITATION IS NOT INNOVATION: FREE AND OPEN SHOULD BE FAIR AND HONEST
- The illegal exploitation of individuals for commercial gain is not innovation, it is techno-thuggery and cyberbullying.

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION SOLVES PROBLEMS: FAIR NOT FAKE
- Sustainable innovation is best represented by solving problems, not creating them by adding intentional opaque layers of obfuscation.

COMMON GOALS, BEST PRACTICES AND SOLUTIONS:
- There are centuries of mutual ground between creators, commerce and rights holders. Let’s not throw this away.