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April 15th, 2015

My tweets

  • Tue, 12:32: Hard to pick one tweet from this chain but this is the root of it all: fans thinking their desires trump creators'. https://t.co/CD6m3FT1uC
  • Tue, 12:32: RT @Gingerhazing: It leads to people pirating properties because they feel it's owed to them, it leads to people feeling that creators work…
  • Tue, 12:32: RT @Gingerhazing: And there's always an excuse. "You don't offer a shirt with the design I want, so I slapped it on a shirt of my own and p…
  • Tue, 12:32: RT @Gingerhazing: "I don't have time to go to the comic book store, and Comixology is confusing, so its more convenient to pirate it."
  • Tue, 12:33: RT @Gingerhazing: But that's not how it works. The creator has the right to set the boundaries about how and when their work is available.
  • Tue, 12:33: RT @Gingerhazing: If you'll buy a $5 Starbucks drink twice a week, and wait until the fall for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, you can do the same fo…
  • Tue, 12:35: Granted, I'm sure that indie creators can appreciate that respect a lot more than corporate ones.
  • Tue, 12:35: But otherwise I don't see how this isn't just as relevant for, say, Game of Thrones as for an indie webcomic.
  • Tue, 12:37: The usual rejoinder is that "they should understand that their loss of control is Inevitable and embrace the march of technology."
  • Tue, 12:38: Maybe. But technology has allowed us to interact with our art in so many new ways that a lot of techies mistake the inevitable for the good.
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