~ So apparently a musician dude (Sam Smith) has agreed to pay Tom Petty a hell of a lot of money for ripping off one of his songs. Have you ever thought about our copyright laws in the Western World when it comes to art, specifically music, and how they pretty much exist to help multi-millionaires?
Think about, how many struggling artists win zillions of dollars by suing other artists for stealing their work? I’ve had numerous articles that I’ve posted over the past two years entirely plagiarized and published on major NEWS sites….but what was I going to do? It’s not like I have the time and energy to sue people who steal my writings.
Yet, if you’re a multi-millionaire musician, then most likely you have a team of lawyers who are waiting in the fold to go sue crazy if your shit gets copied by another artist.
Now, look. It’s not that I hate millionaire musicians. I like Britney Spears as much as my good friend Jen Denevan in California does as well. However, shouldn’t there be a shorter lifespan on these copyrights?
How about this; if you write a song, or direct a film, or whatnot, then for five years nobody can steal or copy your work; but after that five years is up then it becomes public domain.
I mean lets be honest, does Jennifer Anniston really need to keep receiving money for her work in “Friends”? During the time it was on live, she was receiving a million dollars an episode! How much is enough? But then again, we know that all these musicians and actors and actresses who say they care about the poor; well, they are living next door to the 1% because THEY ARE THE 1%!
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