Filesharing killed CD-sales, CD-sales killed the Gramophone record, Gramophone records killed the phonograph cylinder.

And the MC would bring down all music, as the radio would bring down music, as the VHS would bring cinemas down, as the cinema would bring down theatre, as the camera would make the painters absolete.

See my point?

Well if you dont.
All of these examples was said to bring culture down, and still culture survives.

Music is still being made, painters still paint, theatres still exist.
Heck, even vinyls are still being made (and sold), just not as many anymore.

Culture is bigger then ever before, and artists are making tons of money, the only ones that doesnt anymore are the CD-manufacturers.

Is that a reason to bann filesharing?
Because one industry doesnt make as much money anymore?

Well, The steam-engine manufacturers and the ice-cutters want in on the lawsuites as well.
they are also (almost) out of business because new techniques were developed.

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Postat av: omg

It´s not about tech - new or old. It´s about getting payed for your ideas. You can not pay rent with clichés. Well, unless you have a blog I guess.

Follow the money.

My regards to lalaland!

2009-02-19 @ 15:16:07
Postat av: scaber nestor

Plenty of artisit get paid, but not through selling records.

They get paid though merchandise-sales and touring.

Wake up, its not 1989 anymore.

The icecutters ant the telegraph-operators went out of business for a reason.

2009-02-19 @ 19:17:27
Postat av: Tommy Boman

Well, you forgot about my two favorites: Spinning Jenny and the light bulb. The first one was said to cause unbelievable huge unemployment and the light bulb were a very strange thing that would, according to some; cause oil companies to go bankrupt. (Well, now days, courtesy of the EU the light bulb has been outlawed…)The world keeps turning, but the idiocy remains.

Postat av: Jens O

The bigger and stronger you get, the more unlikely you'r going to change. That's the beginning, of the end.

2009-02-19 @ 22:49:26
Postat av: Minne

"There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary public interest. This strange doctrine is supported neither by statute nor common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back, for their private benefit." "Lifeline" R. A. Heinlein 1939

2009-02-20 @ 06:06:52

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