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Re: Fileshare and illegally download now!
Nov 21, 2009, 15:25
Popel Vooje wrote:
IanB wrote:

Worse still, among academics with a left leaning libertarian point of view, there seems to be a notion at work that self published author, the home studio recording artist, the artist with no gallery representation, the film maker with one camera and desk top editing are all somehow more noble and more valuable regardless of their output because they are not operating at a level where the market has a chance to influence their work (for better or for worse).

Hmmm ... not that you're going to mention any names around here, of course!

Do we have any left-leaning libertarian academics on this board? That would fun.

All Art can have value for the reader / listener / viewer. That goes without saying. But Art made outside of the pressures of the market can't possibly be innately purer or more worthwhile. Which seems to be what I am hearing from the followers of Lessig - that it's all a yard of music here, a bale of literature there. And this strange idea that critical judgement and the measurement of worth according to people's willingness to pay for something should be suspended. All well and good in the cosseted (taxation subsidised) world of academia of course! But I don't see any of these fuckers teaching for free or giving their tomes away on the net.
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