[d@DCC] Lawrence Lesig advocates blank media tax
seth.johnson at realmeasures.dyndns.org
Wed Aug 18 20:46:09 EDT 2004
John Lange wrote:
> You wouldn't be counting types, you would be counting the actual content
> and then compensating the creator of those works.
> On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 21:20, Seth Johnson wrote:
> > You can't count works of a type, because people develop new types freely.
> > So easy to game, so irrelevant even without gaming.
> > To put it in a pithy way:
> > There is no spoon.
> > Seth
> > John Lange wrote:
> > >
> > > In short; "... monitor how many items of each content were distributed.
> > > On the basis of those numbers, then artists would be compensated ... by
> > > an appropriate tax.
> > >
> > > This closely describes the copyright levy on blank media system we
> > > currently have in place in Canada.
> > >
> > > So how do the people on this list feel about this concept?
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