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Great post Abe, TED is the best. This is a ? that will be dragged on for a while

Clearly computers and the internet rocketed the intellectual property and copyright perceptions into new levels.

Personally I do feel bad about many VERY creative folks who played, wrote songs, so on, who clearly deserve some $ for their efforts. But at the same time, much of the $ generated by music folks goes straight into the record company / label and never gets to the creative folks who crafted the product.

Its a crying shame when one reads/hears about great Jazz musicians from the glory days of the 50s-60s that signed their lively hood away in contracts. Same with the rockers of the 60s-70s. Nowadays the cats out of the bag on that practice. Big reason why allot of musicians are using the web for direct distribution of their work. Try and grass root their efforts.

One of my favorite grunge bands from my teen years, Weezer, made a song called Jamie. Its about their affection for their lawyer who protected their earnings when they got signed.

I listen to allot of music genres. I for one, loved The Grey Album talked about in TED. It was an amazing mash up effort. Another great example of such work done simpler (sort of) is DJ Z-Trip. Does a great job of old school, record spinning. This type of music is HUGE with young folks and only gonna keep getting bigger. Law will need to adapt to stay somewhat relevant.

Lastly, I cant remember the speaker or the lecture title. But have you seen the TED piece about how with current copyright laws, we are simply breeding the youth to not take laws seriously? The fellow made a great case about how youth dont see what they are doing as wrong with mix ups, and clearly its not. This combined with laws that try and make a case, where there is none, is simply raising kids to not take laws seriously. Wonderful piece.

Thanks again Abe


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  • Great post Abe, TED is the best. This is a ? that will be dragged on for a while - 2chJunkie 09:07:52 08/14/12 (0)


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