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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:46 -0000
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Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> In gnu.misc.discuss David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> In gnu.misc.discuss Hadron <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>>>> How about approach 2A: allow free copying of music and films, but
>>>>> instead of paying artists out of taxes, they get paid by a levy on
>>>>> high speed internet lines.  A levy of, say $50 a year, or $100 a
>>>>> year could provide
>
>>> The fact is, similar levies have worked well in the past, and they
>>> could work probably better than the current system now.
>
>> Hm?  What's this about "in the past"?
>
> Radio and television licenses have worked well.

Have they switched off radio and television by now?

-- 
David Kastrup


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