||Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution|
Response to: Online distribution
As I've said in other contexts, I also believe strongly in the right of creators to choose the terms on which their work can be distributed. (See My Definition of Freedom Zero.) But I will point out that the RIAA and others don't speak for artists--they speak for themselves and their shareholders, and there are many artists who would benefit from more liberal policies.
I'd love to see the RIAA polling their artists, using an "opt in" mechanism for file sharing. Then we'd be able to move towards a fair marketplace, rather than a controlled one.
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