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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: terekhov
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:02:08 -0000
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Sep 24, 5:47 pm, voodoo <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:08:53 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:51:33 +0200, Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
>
> >>http://www.techeye.net/software/stallman-calls-for-an-end-to-file-
> sharing-war
>
> >>"Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
>
> >>Pizza in our time
>
> >>23 Sep 2010 11:31 | by Nick Farrell | posted in Software
>
> >>Open sauce guru Richard Stallman has called for everyone to get off file
> >>sharing's case and has come up with some weirdie beardie advice as to
> >>how the entertainment industry can make money without charging anyone.
>
> >>According to IT News, Stallman claimed that artists and musicians were
> >>"not entitled to" compensation from listeners, but governments could
> >>introduce a tax to support their work.
>
> > They tried this one already and it failed.
>
> > The consumer DAT recorders and tape had a tax built into them to help
> > compensate artists whose work was going to obviously be copied digital
> > to digital.
>
> how much of that money made its way to the artists? any?
> canada has a setup like that. no reports of disbursements yet.

See

http://www.gema.de/fileadmin/inhaltsdateien/verein/Verteilungsplan_JB_08_09.pdf

for distribution of such levies in Germany.

Note that GEMA is not a branch of government and the system of levies
does not undo the system of copyright (that is what Stallman wants).

regards,
alexander.

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