1997-07-03 - Re: Liberating the Bits

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From: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 0769174d603625665a52f3a185ccd500b5d0bcdf20c540b302562c5507fdd86f
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Reply To: <199707022134.PAA16117@wombat.sk.sympatico.ca>
UTC Datetime: 1997-07-03 14:21:01 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 22:21:01 +0800

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From: Steve Schear <azur@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 22:21:01 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Liberating the Bits
In-Reply-To: <199707022134.PAA16117@wombat.sk.sympatico.ca>
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>BigNuts wrote:
>  There is also a minimum level of sustenance needed by those who
>produce the products we use, and if this is not met, then they cease
>producing those products. If you copy George Strait's albums without
>putting a few pennies in his pocket, it is not likely to inhibit his
>market enough to matter, but if you do the same with an album by a
>group who is living in a station-wagon between gigs, then you might
>find yourself wondering "What ever happened to 'Psychotic Losers'?"

An alternative would be for the creators to publish their PK and the amount
of money they get from the sale of each item.  Then well-meaning theives
can directly and anonymously send the artists ecash and sleep well at night
knowing the artist and not the vermin are benefiting.


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