Tooked from MusicThinkTank
This post by Nina Paley originally appeared on QuestionCopyright.org under the title “Artists should be compensated for their art.“ With Nina’s permission, I am publishing this post under her name as a Music Think Tank author. Nina may not be able to respond to comments.
Before you post a serious comment, consider watching this video on Derek Sivers last MTT post. Both Nina and Elizabeth Gilbert raise interesting points about where art comes from. For me, the question of where art comes from (and who in fact owns it) is one of the most interesting perspectives in which to frame the copyright debate.