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Can Creative Workers Be Creative?

Monday, 14 February 2011 08:21
It seems not from this NYT discussion of the extent to which writers end up generating free content for outlets like the Huffington Post. The obvious issue is that a new mechanism is needed to finance the production of creative work, since the old mechanism -- government imposed copyright monopolies -- no longer work in the Internet Age. It is not hard to think of alternatives. The ProPublica model is one, here is another.
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written by diesel, February 14, 2011 10:44
Now I remember where I've heard Carr's argument before! It's the same one used by prostitutes when dissing "amateurs" (i.e. your girlfriend) who give it away for free.

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