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Old 09-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #184
QuantumIguana
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Originally Posted by Jozawun View Post
So, what's your authority for the proposition that "Sholem Aleichem wouldn't have written it without copyright"?
I didn't claim that he wouldn't have written if it wasn't for copyright. I disputed your claim that copyright didn't do him much good. Although he didn't make enough money to live solely on his writing, he did make some money, which he wouldn't have had made if anyone could just print their own copy without paying him royalties. Thus, copyright was of benefit to him.

It's possible that some authors would have written purely as a hobby if it were not for copyright, but there would be far less written.
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