paying artists (was: Re: Freedom or Copyright? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation) (FSF)

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at
Wed Feb 13 16:41:20 UTC 2008

Matthias Kirschner <mk at> wrote:

> * Alex Hudson <home at> [2008-02-09 15:03:51 +0000]:
> > Donation is no way to reward people. It subjugates them, and turns them
> > into beggars. Art by patronage exists but is limited, but having moved
> > into a world where artists are properly paid for work and not reliant on
> > hand-outs, I doubt the majority of artists would go back.
> I am very astonished to read that you state artists are properly paid
> for their work. What makes you believe that artists are currently paid
> properly? Do you have any sources? Because from what I heard from
> several artists, I concluded that the current system is only working for
> a handful of big stars but not for the whole other artists.

Stallman also mentioned this. Maybe you cold ask him, where he got this
information from.

> Best wishes,
> Matthias


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