[Ffmpeg-devel] [Linuxtag] floor plan and accomodation

Måns Rullgård mru
Sun Apr 9 21:30:57 CEST 2006

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> Hi
> On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 03:01:26PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:37:51AM +0300, Jan Knutar wrote:
>> >> On Sunday 09 April 2006 09:04, Attila Kinali wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> > (BTW: has anyone ever understood why dns entries cost money?)
>> >> 
>> >> There's some overhead in managing everyone's reverses, and if you
>> >> can make extra money out of it, all the better.
>> >
>> > better for the individual who gets the money
>> > worse for the one who pays
>> > and worse for the everyone on average
>> >
>> > its like copyright in a time where copying itself costs a negligible
>> > amount, 
>> > option A, only the rich can afford stuff and only little
>> > option B, everyone can read/use everything, authors get paid by the gov
>> Authors getting paid by the government would mean they were getting
>> paid with tax money.  Do you really want your hard earned money going
>> to authors of the kind of rubbish that is being published?
> no, authors who produce valuable stuff should get money authors who
> produce crap should get none/less
> you dont need a capitalistic-copyright style system to do this
> just some popularity (like how many times has X been downloaded
> or how many people vote for it or whatever

With that system, we would be paying for what people on average like.
That means that I would have to pay for stupid soaps that I'd never
think of watching.  I don't mind paying for music/films/books, if I
can choose for myself which authors get my money (and the price is
reasonable), but I hate being forced to pay for things I don't want.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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