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  The Ishmael Community: Questions and Answers

The Question (ID Number 510)...

    I wonder how you would feel about someone creating electronic files of
    your work and making them available for free a la Napster.


    ...and the response:

    The popular idea that creative work is just more "information" that
    should be freely available to all is mortally short-sighted. If musicians'
    work simply becomes public property once it's recorded, then musicians will
    just stop recording it. If film-makers' work simply becomes public property
    once it's released, then where will they get the money to make films? If my
    work simply becomes public property once it's published, then how will I
    sustain myself in order to go on writing? Many people just don't seem to
    realize that (in the real-world economy) musical recordings, films, and
    books are products, and products that people don't BUY just don't get MADE.


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