On Sep 24, 5:47 pm, voodoo <voo...@tootycar.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:08:53 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:51:33 +0200, Alexander Terekhov <terek...@web.de>
> > wrote:
> >>http://www.techeye.net/software/stallman-calls-for-an-end-to-file-
> sharing-war
> >>"Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
> >>Pizza in our time
> >>23 Sep 2010 11:31 | by Nick Farrell | posted in Software
> >>Open sauce guru Richard Stallman has called for everyone to get off file
> >>sharing's case and has come up with some weirdie beardie advice as to
> >>how the entertainment industry can make money without charging anyone.
> >>According to IT News, Stallman claimed that artists and musicians were
> >>"not entitled to" compensation from listeners, but governments could
> >>introduce a tax to support their work.
> > They tried this one already and it failed.
> > The consumer DAT recorders and tape had a tax built into them to help
> > compensate artists whose work was going to obviously be copied digital
> > to digital.
> how much of that money made its way to the artists? any?
> canada has a setup like that. no reports of disbursements yet.



for distribution of such levies in Germany.

Note that GEMA is not a branch of government and the system of levies
does not undo the system of copyright (that is what Stallman wants).


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said
too, whereas GNU cannot.)
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