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Re: Evolution?! lol

mirtchevman wrote:

it seems that we can no longer get our minds around the idea of art w/out commerce. but it is possible. from ancient petroglyphs to today's graffiti writers it has been proven...

Of course, but it's like any aspect of society, it depends on what the societal structure is. If everything is free, then art would be free too. But there is absolutely nothing wrong in a capitalist society, with an artist wanting to be paid for what they spent their time and effort on. It doesn't lessen the value or quality of the "Art". The value and quality, is based on the particular artist's talents. Artists over the centuries have mostly been taken advantage of, so I guess file sharing is no different. Giving it this socialistic luster, as the wave of the beautiful future, seems like a utopian excuse for stealing. If you want to say file sharing is changing everything, you are right. But if you're saying some kind of socialist free society is in our future, you may be right, but I think that is a long way off.

May 14, 2010, 04:41


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