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message 1: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Scott Turow, President of Authors' Guild demonstrates how history has shown what happens to art and innovation when writers (such as Shakespeare) are paid, and what happens when their means of earning a living are destroyed (as with Cromwell's censorship).

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opi...


message 2: by Carly (new)

Carly Carson | 1 comments It's an excellent article. The reality is, most people need to earn a living. If they can't get paid for writing, they will have no choice but to turn to some other form of work. How many people, in any profession, can continue to work for free?


message 3: by L.J. (new)

L.J. DeLeon (LJDeLeon) | 27 comments It was a wonderful article. I've also just finished reading Turow's testimony before Sentate dealing with piracy. Pay special attention to his recommendatons. I pray the Senate listens. I also hope the EU gets its act together.

http://judiciary.senate.gov/pdf/11-2-...


message 4: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Thank you for posting the link, Linda.


message 5: by Rowena, Group Owner (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 685 comments Mod
Oh. It's a download. Okay. Hopefully one can trust the judiciary committee!

LOL


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