From: S. Mike Dierken (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 13:58:55 PDT
Who is John Galt(TM)?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Stoddard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 1:38 PM
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> Subject: Re: Death of American Culture Predicted, Film At 11
> Who is John Galt?
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> From: Gordon Mohr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 3:01 PM
> Subject: Death of American Culture Predicted, Film At 11
> Chuck Philips of the LA Times interviews Time-Warner music President
> Richard Parsons about internet music distribution:
> The full article isn't that interesting, but the final two questions
> are classic:
> Time-Warner President Richard Parsons answers:
> > Q: The court is about to decide whether Napster is infringing
> > copyrights or not.
> > A: I think this is a very profound moment historically. This isn't
> > just about a bunch of kids stealing music. It's about an assault
> > on everything that constitutes the cultural expression of our
> > society. If we fail to protect and preserve our intellectual
> > property system, the culture will atrophy. And corporations
> > won't be the only ones hurt. Artists will have no incentive to
> > create. Worst-case scenario: The country will end up in a sort
> > of cultural Dark Ages.
> > Q: It would also spell the end for corporations like Time Warner
> > that profit from buying up the rights to intellectual property.
> > A: True. But I just can't see that happening. In the end, if
> > there is really no way to protect intellectual property in the
> > digital world, then what you will end up with is anarchy. It'll
> > be every man for himself. Everything will just shut down. I
> > can't imagine the government will let it come to that.
> - Gordon
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