Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Owen Green (o.t.green@ntlworld.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 18:46:53 EST


Richard Wentk wrote:
> Valued creative work should be recompensed in some way, whether it's
> programming, composition, or telling stories around a campfire. What's
> happening instead is that we have a kind of cult of mediocrity from both
> sides of the divide, where distributors don't value work because it's
> only worth something if it *sells*, and consumers who don't value work
> because they can get it for free on P2P - so why should they pay for it?

Amen to that, with the caveat that I don't think that The Audience (tm)
are quite as beastly as all that (i.e. that people do seem to be willing
compensate when moved to), and that now that people have started
accumalating these /huge/ music collections all of a sudden there seems
to be some tendency (in some people) to becoming more interested and
actively engaged with it, rather than bovine consumption.



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