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[REBOL] Re: REBster

From: meta:dimensional at: 9-May-2001 17:20

Napster, eh? The reason most often given for stealing creative works of artists is that the record companies are corrupt and charge unreasonable amounts for CDs while giving very little of the money to the actual artists. Unfortunately, stealing music cuts out the artists completely. Artists find themselves between a rock (record companies) and a hard place (fans stealing their work). The second most common reason given for stealing the creative works of artists is that people don't want to pay for a whole CD that contains more than the songs they really want. How about this: Instead of designing yet another system for stealing the creative works of artists, why not design a system that will let music fans pay reasonable amounts for the music they really want? Why not design a system that encourages further creative works by directly rewarding the artists, while at the same time saving money for ethical fans who want to support the artists they love without being exploited by the record company system? There's a chance to free both artists and fans here and help usher a new renaissance of music. (Or is it better to continue to exploit the artists even more egregiously than the record companies already do?) Thoughts? Best Regards, -Jamie Krutz [ryan--christiansen--intellisol--com] wrote: