Comments on: the changing tune of the record producers http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: elmoutakaf Elmoutaf http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-49395 Sat, 21 May 2016 07:31:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-49395 http://www.oapac.com
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By: Bruce http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23701 Sat, 30 Aug 2003 22:07:17 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23701 Amusing. The very concept of copyright is to artificially create a market by putting a cost (infringement punishment/fines) on taking it for free. Supply and demand, not federal threats, should create a market. Without copyright the supply is infinite. As, of course, it should be and truly is. There are other ways they can make money. Selling music is not one of them.

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By: Rob http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23700 Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:57:55 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23700 Amusing and sad. “Now that we control the market, we should let the market decide the pricing structure.” I grope for words. Laughable? Tragi-comical? Poignant?

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By: George Ziemann http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23699 Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:46:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23699 I find it highly amusing that the record industry would suggest that the market should set the prices, especially in light of its refusal to reduce prices in light of falling sales and current activity to litigate against consumer who, after decades of listening to music for free on the radio now find themselves the subject of lawsuits for expecting that they can do the same thing over the Internet.

Lower prices? Improved quality? Better choice? Only if you’re willing to be sued.

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By: Rob http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23698 Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:23:36 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23698 Seeing Lazlo Toth’s name up there reminded me of the famous quote from Nixon Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler when questioned whether one of his statements contradicted an earlier statement:

“This is the operative statement. All other statements are inoperative.”

Like all corporate positions, whatever maximizes potential profits is what they are in favor of. It doesn’t matter if it goes against what they said they supported earlier. Compulsory licenses are great, as long as they only apply to their competition.

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By: Richard G http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23697 Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:45:07 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23697 The level of Deja Vu in this is astounding; the cited cases / hearings / Laws from 1909 were in response to Player Pianos, and the innumerable illegal copies that were being made of the rolls.

Sounds just like rampant CD / DVD / MP3 copying…..

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By: Lazlo Toth http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23696 Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:12:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23696 The recording industry is starting to resemble a pushme/pullyou. Wasn’t the justification for compulsory licenses something along the lines of “songs are meant to be sung?” Just because the medium and distribution are better today doesn’t change that philosophy.

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By: David Touve http://www.lessig.org/2003/08/the-changing-tune-of-the-recor/#comment-23695 Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:10:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2003/08/the_changing_tune_of_the_recor.html#comment-23695 Recorded and released music fully relies upon a statutory market for songwriter/publisher mechanicals. These rates (for the most part) set an upper bound on the price paid for any composition, as long as it is released in a certain manner (and often pre-paid). And this rate is measured in the pennies per CD (7-8cents), per track.

This rate relationship one of the subtle aspects of the compulsory discussion which seems to go overlooked in the public debate. Even if you disagree with the idea of a fixed price for a creative works (book authors do not face a compulsory), more noise should be made about the record industry’s ability to enjoy a fixed price from one of its key suppliers (songwriters), yet work so hard to avoid facing a similar circumstance (for sound recordings). Good luck.

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