posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 07:29 AM
Who here commenting OWNS a copyright, trademark or patent? Raise your hands. Thought so. Most of you here talk out of boths sides of your mouth at the
I for one agree with "sharing"...but nearly all of you havent a clue about copyrights, trademarks and patents. That disturbs me. Or about what artists
do or dont get...and you mostly 100% wrong.
There is not enought space here or time in a day to explain how pecentages work, residuals work...who gets what or who doesnt and why. If an artist
owns his music, painting or designs...he gets paid.
One initial purchase...and 10-to-friends pass-ons is 10 less sales.
And "artist makes their money from touring"? Hardly. Riders. Health insurance, pre diem daily allowances on tour...support for up to 100 people
staging the event and UNION tour bus riders (most times me you need 2 of them)..and the list goes on and on. Contracted lighting and sound companies
and workers, riggers and stage hands.
Also...there are legal fees, guarantees, lawyers, managers etc, etc for each and EVERY TOUR.
Saying all this...I AGREE with the free sharing of information. Its just HOW to...and most of the response here explain it with clueles opinions and
explainations without I having any real knowledge.
Freedom and the free flowing of information is good. So are the warnings on every piece of music, dvd, CD, and video game produced. Every one.
So again...WHO HERE COMMENTING.... OWNS A COPYRIGHT?.
edit on 06-10-2010 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)