"Online music-swapping software such as Napster, Freenet,
continue to demonstrate that the idea of intellectual property as
we know it today is dead. Legal or illegal, moral or immoral,
distributed file sharing via the Internet precludes the enforcement
of any copyright laws."
"That has alarmed many who fear that artists and other content
creators will not be able to profit from their work. The reality is
that just isn't the case. As many have pointed out, business models
will change to adapt to the emerging technologies that are not
going away. But what exactly are those business models and how will
"Let's assume that we live in a "copyright-free" world where
once a musician or a writer publishes a work once -- as a book or a
CD -- it is immediately available at no cost to one and all via the
Internet and with no legal repercussions. How is an artist to make
any money off his labor?"
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