I just came across this one whilst looking into the whole Copyright thing again. It is dated July so there may have been some discussion between all parties since then but there is clearly a genuine diversity in viewpoint.
If you have any interest in this, you know what to do.
The piece was described as “A musician’s look at the changing music industry” with Jeff Balke – “…..I’m not a huge fan of copyrights, nor am I a some corporate lackey who wants the world to remain for sale to the highest bidder. But, I do understand the practical nature of capitalism and the human nature of musicians. With all due respect to Andrew Dubber, who I respect immensely, his concept may seem like a great idea in theory. In practice, it would be a creative and logistical nightmare.”
well, would it? Read all about it and think for yourself: http://blogs.chron.com/brokenrecord/2008/07/dubber_copyrights_should_last.html