Noble, for sure, so pat yourself on the back.
You and your tribe swim upstream. That's not a bad thing, but most tribes aren't willing to expend
the money and effort to do the right thing. Again, human nature -- free stuff is irresistible and
"ethics" get blurry when the choice is free and easy and stealing vs. paying for something and maybe
waiting for a physical copy to show up in the mail.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Conflict Over File Sharing
> My kids buy the bulk of what they have on their iPod/iPhone.
> The material comes from iTunes, artist websites (some legit free), ripped CDs one of us owns, or
> even my LPs and a few live recordings I've done.
> This summer we will FLAC the MLP, Living Stereo and London sets so Robert can take them to
> university. I trust him not to do wholesale sharing, and his dorm room NAS and both laptops are
> password protected and behind a SPI/NAT firewall, with the university's concurrence.
> I consider this a parenting victory, and an expense I partially underwrite (I bought the three box
> We bought the latest ManOwaR digital downolad so Robert could have it the day of release. He found
> my credit as part of the ManOwaR family which was super generous of Joey.
> On 2012-06-18 9:30 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I tend to sympathize with this blogger, but it's a futile position --
>> asking kids to pay for something they easily obtain at no cost. Would this blogger turn his back
>> if 20 dollar bills started raining down out of an office window, while everyone around him
>> scrambles to collect "theirs"? I doubt it, but if he did he'd be more noble and less cash-flush.
>> Bottom line, human nature being what it is, with regards to stealing music, the horse is long out
>> of the barn.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 2:06 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Conflict Over File Sharing
>>> I'm not crazy about the term "Free Culture Movement" and David's arguments
>>> do not make me love the major music companies again. But this comes from a
>>> different side of the tracks
>>> from what we are used to seeing, and for that reason, is quite interesting.
>>> Uncle Dave Lewis
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> Lebanon, OH
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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