Author Topic: Copyright & Intellectual Property  (Read 8434 times)

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Re: Copyright & Intellectual Property
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2009, 03:50:02 pm »
Or, you know, instead of saving the industry... watch an anachronistic, greedy industry fall while there is a rise of artists who produce independently. </dream>
That's exactly how saving the industry should go.

Which would of course result in a vast increase in quality of the music...

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Re: Copyright & Intellectual Property
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2009, 06:44:30 pm »
Well, see, I guess I mistakenly interpreted copyright as "creating artificial scarcity in order to be paid for something worthless" rather than "made by XYZ".
Yep. It's cool, you're far from the only one to do it.

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Yes, keeping a server running costs something per month.  However, as you are now reading in Chris Anderson's book, that price is so tiny--so close to zero, that it's effectively nothing.
The price comes in when you get to bandwidth, not power. For example, Leo Laporte of the TWIT network pays something in the region of 11 grand a month in bandwidth costs. And of course, this escalates the more popular something is.


If something is popular enough to cost $11,000 in bandwidth maintenance, it's popular enough for Google AdSense or other advertising to be able to subsidize some or part of that.