Originally Posted by vixnix
Thereís a grey area too...
I really like the voice of this one opera singer singing my favourite Gerald Finzi tune, and that particular performance is available free to all, at YouTube. But to see him perform in person, I think itís ok to ask for a large attendance fee.
Itís when even YouTube access is restricted that I have a problem. So itís not that I think all people should have completely unrestricted access to art, as a fundamental human right. But I believe there should be some guaranteed access to art that artists themselves choose to make freely available
A third party like YouTube should not be able to restrict access to that content, and only allow it to be shared, for a fee
Youtube is restrictive by it's very nature. It expects people to have access to computers and an internet connection.