Graphomania, Copyright And Who Should Get Paid
“A morbid mental condition characterized by the writing of long successions of unconnected meaningless words”.
Graphomaniacs – those responsible for a web filled with words best kept in a diary and music best played only in the creater's bedroom – are among the most vocal critics of copyright, suggests Krzysztof Wiszniewski (aka Fava) on his Cynical Musician blog. Why? Because graphomaniacs get no benefit from copyright.
"One of the big questions facing us today is whether the practical erosion of copyright is a threat to future creativity and if so, how big a threat." writes Fava. "Those in the copyright industries and a fair number of creators are saying: yes, it is a problem – just as we’d expect them to. However, there are also many people from the other side of the barricade who are saying this is nonsense. In their view, creators will always create, because of a deep-seated drive that forces them to do so…"
Graphomania Gone Wild
"The creator who’ll work for free has, in all likelihood, already learnt that nobody cares about what he has to offer enough to actually reach into their pockets," he continues. "He doesn’t expect payment and may go as far as saying that he doesn’t care about payment, because true art is its own reward."
"The first creator is connecting with the audience and thus reaps his reward. The second doesn’t, but persists nevertheless. The second creator is a graphomaniac."
What do you think?
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