posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:39 PM
Originally posted by Maxmars
If you sell me your words in a book and I give it away, does that make the recipient a thief for because he didn't pay you? Of course not.
Going from this, your statement could be upped a notch to, say, that if I wrote a book and you bought it, then you think it's ok to then make copies
of my book to give to your friends. Am I reading something that isn't there? Because I don't think I could agree with that. Of course once you've
bought it it's up to you to give to whoever you want, but making copies would be another thing.
What if I were only able to self-publish, and put my book in a single book shop. You came along and bought it - I get £4 from it. I think "yay, my
three years hard-work is beginning to pay off!" Then, liking the book, you make a few copies for your friends and family. They then make copies for
their friends, and so on and so on. What if within a few weeks, half the world had copies of my book. I'm now sitting at home with my £4, depressed
and thinking that only one person will ever read my book, and that all my time and effort was for nothing.
Apart from the fact that that would be one hell of a book I just wrote, do you think that is fair or in any way right? I'm aware that the topic is
about a company that preys on unsuspecting bloggers and the like, but the conversation does seem to have become a tad more general.
As others have said; copyright is entirely needed. But along with some common-sense and morals.
EDIT: Reading your last post in full answers my question
However, I'll leave my example for those who think everything shou;d be free.
on 23-3-2011 by ShadowArcher because: ...coz?