[d@DCC] Re: [OTT-GOSLING] Wikipedia Software manufactring.
russell at flora.ca
Mon Jun 19 08:46:13 EDT 2006
> Well, I suppose it can be to the extent that "books" are manufactured.
> But that refers to the media, not the message.
I believe it was Don that had a great article talking about
containers vs. content, and how we need to rethink things when we have
the ability to widely communicate the content without there needing to
ever be a container. The whole question about marginal costs isn't an
issue when you have a physical container that always has a non-zero
Containers and content have different properties -- and thus the big
debates not only of the Jefferson Debate style, but also court cases
about the different rates copyright holders get on "licenses" vs.
Does anyone have that court reference handy. This was a US case
where musician that was suing one of the online services based on their
saying that it was a "license" (IE: wouldn't have first sale, and thus
what was downloaded couldn't be loaned or resold) and yet the artist was
getting the lower royalty rate that they would for a "mechanical copy".
When a song is licensed to be part of a soundtrack for a movie the
artist gets paid more than when a copy of a CD is made.
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