Trivial adds up .... 10 cents per song, 20 songs on a cd $2.20 per cd in royalties alone.
Then production costs, printing inserts or booklets and suddenly we have priced our selves out of any sale less than $10-15 each, if we want to make a profit.
Drug companies spend millions on developing new drugs... I guess they should have lifetime patents on their drugs so we can pay $10 a pill instead of generic drugs at $1. ?????
All a matter of perspective I guess
--- On Tue, 1/20/09, Paul D <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Paul D <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Britain reverses position on copyright extension
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:56 AM
> Copyright laws are designed to allow the Creator to
> financially benefit
> from their work. I'm not sure how you can ethically
> separate a songwriter
> from his royalties for any length of time. Its like finding
> a gold mine
> and only benefitting for 7 years; after which you turn it
> over for "public
> use". You found the gold. You keep it. Period.
> Royalty fees are trivial. Like 10 cents per sale on a song.