coachm - 4:05 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
You shouldn't dilute this argument with claims of "not being able to make a living wage". Theft is wrong, pure and simple. It's got nothing to do with prices charged, or whether content creators can make a buck (or 10 an hour). It doesn't matter.
Baked, you missed my point (but yes, we agree). My mentioning of the money was simply to suggest that when you take away even a small percent of revenue to artists/creators you WILL cause some of them to stop producing, because quite simply, they can't feed themselves and their families because many are so close to that point already.
Which IS and has always been the point of copyright -- to encourage creators to create, as is the same with patents.
I think some people have some very twisted ideas of how the arts work, to be honest, and how any negative impact on revenues prevents the creation and dissemination of NEW creations.