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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
dnward 


--- 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.
> 
> http://moneywisdom-gold.blogspot.com