I’m still somewhat on the fence on this whole copyright business.
Nathan Emmett

Your point about artists making money from an outdated legal framework is a good one. Furthermore, both art and literature existed before 1710 and the Statute of Anne, so the assertion that authors will not write unless they get paid through a copyright monopoly is therefore completely false. Indeed, music copyright and the publishing industry that sprang from it didn't effectively exist until after the second world war.

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