Sat. Jul. 20, 2019

We can’t stop the world (but we coud change it!)

We can’t stop the world. Besides, why would we?
Oh yes, we’ve 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 is this ever growing tendency that has seen many of us considering we can have everything for free. Be it music, a film or whatsoever. Therefore leaving countless artists in a struggling situation. With all what such a situation may imply on the future of the creativity itself…

No, no, no! Don’t you ever figure we love music by doin’ so, as it’s exactly the contrary to what this feeling is supposed to be. In other words, mutual, with a necessary counterpart. I reckon this is somehow far away from the idea of romantism even though 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 remaining without effect as a matter of fact…

With this in mind, I wonder who’s to blame the most at the end. In other words, those of us downloading things illegally or the ones making this possible? And we could speak about the search engines and the so few they’re doin’ to ban the illegal downloading platforms. But also of the social networks one could accuse of way tougher things. Like not makin’ a regular check of suspect profiles dealing with pornography, violence, when not terrorism. And last but not least, the goverments who, after havin’ made a great advertising of an anti-piracy policy, seem like havin’ fallen asleep on their laurels since…

Of course, we’ve seen little initiatives here or there. Such as files embedding a sign which supposedly allows tracking the pirats. But this is way not enough to ensure the artists get decent resources. And no doubt neither as to how that same technology around, if ever working in that sense, would be of a major help in the protection of the artists’s works. But this is unfortunately far from being the case. And one can definitely wonder if the reasons why one does nothing to make illegal downloading impossible doesn’t have anything to do with the own interests of the technology manufacturers at the end…

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

Editorials – We can’t stop the world (but we could change it!)

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