[Ffmpeg-devel] [Linuxtag] floor plan and accomodation

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Apr 9 20:57:45 CEST 2006


On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 03:01:26PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> > Hi
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:37:51AM +0300, Jan Knutar wrote:
> >> On Sunday 09 April 2006 09:04, Attila Kinali wrote:
> >> 
> >> > (BTW: has anyone ever understood why dns entries cost money?)
> >> 
> >> There's some overhead in managing everyone's reverses, and if you
> >> can make extra money out of it, all the better.
> >
> > better for the individual who gets the money
> > worse for the one who pays
> > and worse for the everyone on average
> >
> > its like copyright in a time where copying itself costs a negligible
> > amount, 
> > option A, only the rich can afford stuff and only little
> > option B, everyone can read/use everything, authors get paid by the gov
> Authors getting paid by the government would mean they were getting
> paid with tax money.  Do you really want your hard earned money going
> to authors of the kind of rubbish that is being published?

no, authors who produce valuable stuff should get money authors who
produce crap should get none/less
you dont need a capitalistic-copyright style system to do this
just some popularity (like how many times has X been downloaded
or how many people vote for it or whatever



In the past you could go to a library and read, borrow or copy any book
Today you'd get arrested for mere telling someone where the library is

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