Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Politics Of Dancing #37: We can't stop the world, but we can change it!

Oh yes, as already said many times on these shores, technology has allowed us to do so many things we wouldn’t have even thought possible a few years ago, and that’s cool. But what is far less cool has been this ever growing tendancy for many of us to consider along with time that they don’t have to pay to get music, films or whtasoever, meanwhile leaving countless artists in a struggling situation with all what such a situation may imply on the future of creativity itself…
illegal downloadsNo, no, no! Don’t you ever tell us these people love music, as it’s exactly the contrary to what this feeling is supposed to be. In other words, mutual, with a necessary counterpart, even though I reckon this is somehow fair away from the idea of romantism. But this is not the subject, but more of the expression of what’s supposed to link the fans to an artist: the support. And God knows how, be it regarding love as support, life might be paved with good intentions although with many of them left with no effect!
This said, I wonder who’s to blame the most between those of us downloading things illegally and the ones making this possible. Not to mention the search engines, although this is not supposedly their job, but also the social networks which could be accused of way tougher things when not making a regular check of supsect accounts associated to things like pornography, violence or terrorism. And last but not least, the countless goverments which, after havin’ made a great advertising of an anti-piracy policy, seem like havin’ fallen asleep on their laurels since…
Of course, little initiatives have been taken here or there such as warnings regarding files embedding a sign which supposedly allows to track them, but this is way not enough to ensure the artists are left with decent resources. And no doubt neither how that same technology around, if ever developed in that sense, could be of a major help in the protection of the artists’s works. But this is far from being the case, and one can definitely wonder if the reason why nothing has properly been done as of yet to make illegal downloading impossible doesn’t have anything to do with the own interest of the technology manufactures at the end…

To make it short at the end, we can’t stop the world (and this is definitely not the point, after all), but we surely can change it, and it begins with our own attitude…

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