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Writer Neil Gaiman Defending Internet Free Sharing
« on: March 14, 2013, 11:01 AM »
Hello everyone,

I've just found this on YT and would like to share it with you. I'm not given to nationalistic rhetoric ( in fact I loathe it), but, after watching this, I found myself exclaiming, 'trust an Englishman to be so level-headed', and do his research before he puts in his ten bob's worth.
 
P.S Feel free to substitue 'Englishman' with a common noun of your choice.



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« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 11:06 AM by ElizabethW »
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Re: Writer Neil Gaiman Defending Internet Free Sharing
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 09:01 PM »
And He's a wise man.
Wish People Would Understand His View That By Piracy More People Get Exposed To Content.
BY pirating More Music, More Books, The Artist and Author's Receive a world wide Exposure. People Get To Know More about Them.
 

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Re: Writer Neil Gaiman Defending Internet Free Sharing
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 03:58 AM »
I'm not an adventure reader.  I won't buy a book unless I've read more than a few chapters of it.  I buy books mostly that I have read, liked and want to read again.   I hate wasting money on a pig in a poke which turns out to be a dud.   I know the authors think you'll just rush out to buy what they write.  I don't and a lot of others don't. 

When I DO like something like the Jak Barley series, I immediately buy the next.  There are authors I buy the new book from site unseen.  I can count them on one hand.  I have bought books I haven't seen but they were out of print classics of certain genres you can't even find in a bookstore.  And considering the publishing standards at the time they were printed, I wasn't disappointed in them.

Neil Gaiman is an incredibly talented writer who can write and maintains a certain standard in his writing that makes him a professional.   His Dr Who tv episode, the Doctor's Wife, was fantastic and was a story any married couple could related to even if they  had never watched Dr Who before.  He tends to transcend and reach into human existence.  Instead of telling stories, he tells a story.  He tells you personal things about his characters which touches something in you so you know those people and they are real.

He really doesn't have to worry about being a one trick pony who can only write one thing and has to fear for the next buck.  He writes out of love and he would do it, I think, even if he were pushing shopping carts around a Walmart parking lot for a living.   And I can't see him complaining about pirates even then.  I rather think he would be more worried if the story got across. 

Some do what they love and some don't.  It shows. And it also shows in what they worry about.  One trick pony's worry about pirates.  Writers don't.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 04:00 AM by philo »
 

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Re: Writer Neil Gaiman Defending Internet Free Sharing
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 09:27 PM »
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And He's a wise man.
Wish People Would Understand His View That By Piracy More People Get Exposed To Content.
BY pirating More Music, More Books, The Artist and Author's Receive a world wide Exposure. People Get To Know More about Them.

but how does this translate to money for authors?

musicians dont really make money from selling labels. their main source on income comes from tours and endorsements, so yes, piracy does in a way benefit them. probably would benefit them more (more $$) if there was no piracy, but still, they benefit.

but the same logic doesnt apply to authors who have only one source of income....the books.
 

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Re: Writer Neil Gaiman Defending Internet Free Sharing
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 09:35 PM »
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but how does this translate to money for authors?

musicians dont really make money from selling labels. their main source on income comes from tours and endorsements, so yes, piracy does in a way benefit them. probably would benefit them more (more $$) if there was no piracy, but still, they benefit.

but the same logic doesnt apply to authors who have only one source of income....the books.
Did you watched the video.
You Might Get Answer to your query.
 

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