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Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
Herman Melville.Literary works (US Postmaster)
CHarles Ives. Musical works (not that he need it it to make ends meet. He
retired in his 50s a multimillionare founding one of the largest insurance
firms in the USA.)
On 1 Jun 2002 at 17:31, D. C. Sessions wrote:
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
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> On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 16:29, Tom wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 01, 2002 at 06:52:27PM -0400, Scott A Crosby wrote:
> > > Yes, some works and authors only make it big after 30-40 years. So what?
> > >
> > > If a work is popular that far in the future, its essentially a windfall that
> > > the author could not have planned for nor expected when he/she/they
> > > origionally created the work.
> > moreover, who says that the public domain status means the author
> > doesn't get his share? he may go on tour (yes, even book authors
> > sometimes go around on reading sessions) or get interviews, op-ed
> > pieces, all kinds of offers. not to mention that his OTHER works will
> > likely see more sales, too.
> > equating public domain with starving authors is just another of Jack's
> > propaganda tricks. please don't fall for it.
> I'm sure I'm missing something. Could someone
> please point me to even *one* instance in the last
> two centuries -- why not, since the First Congress -- of
> an author whose work was a complete flop during the first
> 28 years and only then became seriously successful?
> I mean *total* flop, not just make-a-bare-living published.
> It seems to me that this scenario is like building your
> welfare system around having needy families win the lottery.
> | May I have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, |
> | the strength to change the things I cannot accept, and the |
> | cunning to hide the bodies of those who got in my way. |
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