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Starving the Artist: How the Internet Culture of Free Threatens to Exterminate the Creative Class, And What Can Be Done to Save It

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For a lot of people, creation is their livelihood. For others, it's where their livelihood ought to be. As Richard Florida wrote in his 2004 book, The Rise of the Creative Class, "Stimulating and glamorous as it may sometimes be, creativity is in fact work...The creative ethos is built on discipline and focus, sweat and blood." All music, art, movies, writings and games we ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published April 29th 2010 by William F. Aicher
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Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
The rating is not because I disagree with the author, but because he didn't put up a fight. I was hoping for a challenging, but visionary stance on the value of creative works online (and systems to express these values differently), but instead I got a pamphlet about price value, extremist socialism, and the evils of stealing. The suggested remedy to these thorns? Embrace DMCA.

Not impressed.
Rushay Booysen
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sweet and Very short, delving into the question of artistry and placing a value on your work opened up a chamber within my braincells.While the internet has been embraced as the ultimate medium to expose artist it is also a medium where alot of stealing takes place.I would definitely advise you to read and make sense but be warned it is very short indeed
Henrique
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
A very easy read if you want to understand how copyright works nowadays and why we shouldn't ignore it.
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Jun 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Started it last night, and am fascinated (but fell asleep anyway).
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Recommends it for: People who like Andrew Keen, Chris Anderson or Richard Florida.
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William F. Aicher is an independent author who primarily writes what he describes as "philosophical fiction." His latest book, 'A Confession' has been called "a refreshing, riveting read offering more than just a story, but a mix of introspective thoughts." He holds degrees in journalism and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and works a “day job” as the Chief Marketing Officer for a majo ...more
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