Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/technology/revolution-in-the-resale-of-digital-books-and-music.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&src=rechp& It’s an interesting developing story, the resale of digital files and the implications of that. Money quote: ‘Over the long term, there would be no incentive for creators to create’. Yes, no, maybe, or so what?

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2 thoughts on “Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music – NYTimes.com

  1. Oh, please.

    In my lifetime this very same discussion has come up regarding:
    Photocopiers in public libraries.
    Sale of blank cassette tapes.
    Cable splitters.
    Blank videotapes.
    CD burners.
    MP3 file sharing.

    Every time that the technology for reproducing media is upgraded, the papers are full of stories about how this is going to mean the end of art, because the public will get media for free and the artists won’t get paid.

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    • I know, right? And I have a suspicion that when they talk about “creators” and their incentive they mean corporate entities like Disney, much in the same way that Mitt Romney used to talk about “job creators”

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