--- In email@example.com, mhall@... wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Karin Montin <kmontin@> wrote:
> > Constantine makes the argument on a very basic principle that makes
> > sense to him as an author: he considers he is getting screwed!
> > Best,
> > mrt
> So, if I sell my car, that means Toyota gets a cut?
The car, each car, is an object. It is not intellectual property. Each
book is an object, too, but "the book" is not an object, it is
intellectual property. That's the difference. When you resell your
copy of a book, you resell the object, not the rights (which you
hadn't bought in the first place).
Most of the current concepts will be eventually turned upside down in
the digital age. I am not sure if it bodes well for writers. They
don't have a sweet deal going, so perhaps a new arrangement could work
for them. Musicians, on the other hand, have had to resort to the old
method of giving concerts, living off of that. Writers don't have that
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