Cory Doctorow is talking about making a living out of wat you love to do. Cory as had a life-long dream of being a scifi writer, and recently realised this dream whern publishing Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.
Can creative people make money on the net? Cory talks about how difficult history has shown it is for creative people to make money off new technologies, because they’ve been screwed by the tech industry and big media.
We’re loosing our freedoms in the copyright war. Intellectual property rigts vs. academic freedom. The freedom to copy a CD. And so on.
The solution is compulsary licences that ensures that money your pay goes to the artists.