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  2. @paulkingsnorth moronic comments or not, that's not a remotely balanced article. A sub-GCSE appraisal of the situation

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  5. @paulkingsnorth there's nothing 'simple' about it. And the misrepresentation of partial statistics doesn't help simplify things...

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    @paulkingsnorth or the degree to which the distribution of infinitely replicable digital entities differs from things with a unit cost...

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    @paulkingsnorth the stats he quoted about the fall of costs in the recording industry (not 'music' industry) weren't contextualised...

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    @paulkingsnorth ...no consideration to where that spend on entertainment went (hint - mostly DVD boxed sets and games)

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    @paulkingsnorth physical entertainment media sales kept rising through the explosion in torrent traffic. Why/how?

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    @paulkingsnorth ...he also presented no breakdown of the make-up of torrent traffic, or the stats that show torrenters often buy more...

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  7. @paulkingsnorth ..nor any case studies of those who have sought to engage/understand the changes.

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  9. @paulkingsnorth depends what you mean by fruits, labour and rights. None of that is solid.

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  11. @paulkingsnorth of course. But that's not what the article was about. I'm not for one moment suggesting 'everything should be free'.

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  13. @paulkingsnorth I'm saying that the entire area is infinitely more complex than the language of 'stealing' and 'piracy' allows for.

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  18. @paulkingsnorth rights to what? compared to what? I'm not sure we've defined what rights meant before, let alone now.

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  20. @paulkingsnorth but what is the protection from? And what powers do the new laws give that aren't already covered elsewhere?

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  22. @paulkingsnorth at what point do we conflate sharing with the production of counterfeit goods.

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  25. @paulkingsnorth but what is your work. And what particular representations of that work constitute unfair use/'theft'?

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    @paulkingsnorth there are some huge gaps in our ontology of digitization as it relates to what is and isn't our 'work'.

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  28. @paulkingsnorth ...and a lot of assumptions made about what our control group for what 'just' distribution of creative work is.

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    @paulkingsnorth have you ever borrowed a book? or leant one? that you read and ever bought?

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  34. @paulkingsnorth but how many people borrowing a book is reasonable? what value is there in other people reading it? should it be illegal?

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  36. @paulkingsnorth back to whether or not you've ever borrowed and read a book and not paid for it afterwards? how often?

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    @paulkingsnorth what percentage of the authors you now read avidly did you first discover through being leant a book?

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    @paulkingsnorth how often have you not bought a book because although it was interesting, it was too expensive to justify buying?

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  38. @paulkingsnorth have you ever borrowed a book because it was too expensive to buy?

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  40. @paulkingsnorth I don't think it is a problem. I think it's an opportunity

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    @paulkingsnorth I don't think this is easy, nor do I think that it's binary. Everything is in flux. Something's may become more difficult

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  42. @paulkingsnorth some will get much easier. Digitization makes distribution possible without mediators....

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    @paulkingsnorth I'd change it. All of my stuff is creative commons licensed.

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  45. @paulkingsnorth no, and that's a huge quesiton. How do we fund that, who do we reduce the costs involved? Big big questions.

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  47. @paulkingsnorth I would place far more control over archive material in the hands of artists...

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  49. @paulkingsnorth I'd make it illegal for publishers to prevent artists from reissuing their own out-of-print work.

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  53. @paulkingsnorth I think variable pricing and multiple formats can solve a LOT of issues, as can talking to your readers/listeners.

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    @paulkingsnorth not a single track of mine has thus far appeared on bittorrent, despite there being tens of thousands of my tracks out there

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    @paulkingsnorth and it wouldn't even be illegal for it to end up there. People come to me to get it because it's easier and nicer.

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  55. @paulkingsnorth and I try to make beautiful things for people to buy. I'm OK with the death of functional media. Bring back beauty :)

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  59. @paulkingsnorth I'm just not sure it's helpful to stop people getting my stuff without paying up front...

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    @paulkingsnorth ...and the most reliable funding method is community. It grows slower and shrinks slower.

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    @paulkingsnorth so as much as I value the right to control the commercial exploitation of my work, I value sharing it around.

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  61. @paulkingsnorth and I give people a path and a motivation to come talk to me about it.

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    @paulkingsnorth it should, but what if the law stops me from doing that? That's where legislation gets tricky.

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    @paulkingsnorth I've got to run, but I hope we get to talk about this face to face soon. It's important, big stuff. :)

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