Bullshit and you know it.
It was always worthless in terms of exchange value.
As though Stalin would've been a Patreon of your Jazzidelic Death-Vapor experiment.
Yes. The technical consequences don't matter. If your ferry goes out of business because people have built a bridge, tough.
Fuck, I never knew it was so easy. My job is to be an Astronaut, not a shelf stacker…
It's impossible, and any attempt to fix it will merely maim society further.
Patreon whoring is already a thing and it doesn't really work, but it's about the closest you can get under capitalism
(Until retard artists try to use it as an ersatz paywall, in which case communally minded individuals leak things and we're back to square one because people come to view it was purchasing goods instead of providing patronage.)
You missed the (partially tongue-in-cheek, partially dead serious) implication that (by telling you to watch an old film) we could enact a golden age simply by no longer producing anything.
I don't care how artists live so long as they don't do it via rent-seeking.
Give me a break, it's semantics. The labor of the SocDem Poster is his own posts, yet he is not allowed to support himself through it, and this happens only because other people can avoid giving him any sort of support, since they can just make a copy. You guys are just trying to rationalize collective egoism.
$50 please, made out to the Rosa Luxemburg foundation.
Use value? No. (Well, often yes. Lots of music is shit.) Exchange value? Yes.
If you really wanted to lever your position without directly rent-seeking you'd adopt a kickstarter model where people pay you in advance for a product not yet produced, since that side-steps direct rent seeking. (If however you paywall something already produced, it's completely unacceptable. Life is fun like that.)
Forgive me if I don't weep for the aspiring bourgeoisie.
Gonna suggest kickstarter again.
Not really. I'm going to go and guestimate that the fact people can pirate music software, video editing software, etc, has probably done more for entertainment than abolishing piracy and throwing money at the most popular artists (who would benefit disproportionately, whether we fancifully assume "everyone paid" or - even worse - actually graded it based on what they'd buy if they were once again cost-constrained.)
I want to be an Astronaut.
(Look, it's even on the official channel - no naughty-boy piracy for me!)
No no, I loathe copyright like I loathe Milton Friedman, and since he's already dead…
I mean, even the "muh starving artists" problem already had a solution in 1970s Britain: A very relaxed dole system.
Then John Major introduced JSA and Blair ramped up that cuntery.