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    From: "jmsatb5@aol.com" <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS - Forbidden Planet canceled & rewritten?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/12/2009 5:04:38 PM  

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On Mar 12, 11:05=A0am, Troy Heagy <electrict...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --------------------------------------> From: "jmsa...@aol.com"
>
>
>
> > <snip>
>
> > Residuals are what keeps actors and writers
> > and directors able to survive the lean periods between
> > jobs, and those
> > are legion.=A0 Those periods can last a year or two
> > sometimes, during
> > which your ONLY source of revenue is residuals.=A0 They
> > help to insure
> > that the talent pool is available when needed and not out
> > working day jobs to make ends meet.
>
> How do you respond to those who say, "Copyrights don't help the writers, =
actors, et cetera. =A0Copyright only helps the business suits gt rich while=
the artists get conned. =A0Artists would be better off without copyright."
>
> Someone recently said that to me, and I was stumped. =A0It does seem the =
current system, rather than helping the artists, actually hurts them. =A0Wo=
uld artists be better-off without copyright?
>
> thanks,
> troy :-)

There's a difference between copyright and royalties. Studios own the
copyright to movies and TV shows, but the royalties off those projects
go to artists and writers. If a studio can't have the copyright to
something, they just won't make it.

Authors and artists hold the copyright to their own works, and
maintaining the copyright does serve their interests.

jms

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