Alex Foti on Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:34:48 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> aaaaarg lawsuit digest #ANON

   if i can add my zero bitcoin to this heated debate, i download
   everything in epub for free - since i got half unemployed couldn't
   afford the non/fiction i wanted to read anyway. copyright is not the
   right way to either spread knowledge or provide for authors'
   livelihoods - my crude imperatives would be: overthrow the digital
   oligarchy, let's expropriate the wealth produced with our own means of
   production (general intellect + connected devices) and redistribute it
   for public welfare and ecosocial enterprise.

   have a good weekend


   On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Carsten Agger <[1]> wrote:

     Den 14-01-2016 kl. 19:58 skrev [2]

          So you will keep and feed your own poet in your basement?
          Or is he going to be paid by the enlightened government?
          Or we'll just have to do with:
          - the already existing poetry?
          - bad poetry by Uber drivers written in their spare time?
          - free propaganda poetry funded by various parties?
          Pick one.

     I don't know of any modern poet who is actually able to make a
     living from the sale of books in copyright. Poetry is the perennial
     example of an art which people are not in for the money.
     And if we have a look of the really big poets, we'll find that
     normally, poetry was not the way they made their living, and if it
     was, the important factor was readings (like Dylan Thomas) rather
     than book sales.


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