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Making a copyright system that works

Mar 24, 2010, 13:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"Incentives for Creation

"The big question, especially for those who propose doing away with copyright altogether, is “What will (or should) take its place?” In other words, if copyright is not there to provide an incentive for creating intellectual works, then what incentives will apply instead?

"Answers to this are many and varied, and there’s just no way to lump them together, but I’ll try to divide them into four main types:

"Do it for love: amateurs rule
Pay-First: Patronage systems
Pay-After: Fan-based “gift” systems
As before, inside a more limited copyright"

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