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Eric Taxxon : As you heard, at the end of this video I gave all of you permission to do whatever you want with my stuff. If you send it my way I might post it on twitter.

The Social Tune : Loved the video, loved your points, glad to see your growth. Keep up the good work!

Decimaegeminae : I don't think I fully agree with an abolishment of copyright; copyright protects authors from large companies taking their working and commercialising it; either against the wishes of or in competition of the small author. If copyright were abolished then small author's work getting popular it would just be ripped off by large companies, and most people would not know the small author at all. The reason why copyright makes sense to me is because it's supposed to be a protection of authors against companies taking their work without payment and credit. And I don't think that people would really take the effort to ensure everything is from the original owner as you seem to suggest. The argument that original sales are not prevented in this case I don't think is really clear-cut; many companies which are large by producing content with authors right now can (and will) just earn the same money by ripping off authors, making sure that none of the authors gain money instead of some. Of course, the current copyright system doesn't really achieve this with it's enormous copyright length and small idea of fair use, and with this implementation a lot of the power still lies with companies instead of the artists. A copyright system with a more reasonable duration (possibly depending on the type of media, around 10-20 years at most for some types of media) and an expanded and more clear version of fair use would be what I would suggest. Maybe in a different kind of economic system this requirement of power of the artist on the companies which reproduce their work is not required, but we are not in such a system and to suggest we should be is an entirely different issue. So I agree that copyright law in its current way of implementation is rather broken, but instead of just removing it altogether we should probably significantly change it instead(or completely overhaul other parts of our society). (also note that I am not incredibly well informed and can be rather stupid with these kind of things; so I probably made some mistakes interpreting your argument, sorry if I did)

Rhods_ : you are good at art and talking about it!

Spite Goblin : #DefendTrickleDown

gatekeeper501 : This is what destroys your argument in a moment. Say you create a media. You have to 'advertise/distribute/support' this media. If anyone can copy you, anyone with a bigger budget will be able to 'advertise/distribute/support' it better than you can. You can write the best fairy tale ever written. Walt Disney can copy it word for word and then advertise/distribute/support it far beyond what you can. If you thought Disney is a monster now, wait until they can just yank something directly and put a price tag on it. (Thought they have still because their abuse of power, but that is a whole other matter...)

Kamila Kołodziej : Calling her TERF is nasty of you, she is not transfobic. This is her statement: "A few years ago, when I shared this article about Caitlyn Jenner and another one about Rachel Dolezal, many angry liberal friends called me “transphobic,” and told me to “educate myself.” They apparently didn’t know I had spent many years deeply involved in various queer scenes in San Francisco, and had trans friends, and was gender dysphoric myself (it resolved in my mid-20’s, which is not unusual.) Since I couldn’t “educate myself” much more on trans people and queer theory." Please call out people who are real danger for trans people - agressive men. Not women who have slighty different opinion than queer theory preaches.

lordrotarec : I like your videos, but please educate yourself and don't buy into this fauxfeminist term "TERF". Attacking radical feminism is the greatest and most ignorant leftwing debacle I've ever seen.

Nikola Demitri : "Sleep Dealer", one of my fav OPN tracks, from possibly my favorite OPN album (possibly a tie with the prior album, 'Returnal'). You've great taste in music, though, considering your music, that's no surprise. As far as the arguments you make on copyright.. um.. fuck.. You definitely convinced me that copyright laws need to *change*, but not end. Yes, all art is derivative to some degree, but some art is clearly more derivative than others. Idk, if we lived in a world where people took care of each other better, say, if the whole world had Scandinavian level welfare protection, I'd be more inclined to agree with many if your arguments. That's not the case, though, especially if you're an artist in America, where you likely are not exclusively an artist, and would likely end up homeless if you were an artist, and not protected. Anyway, I won't ramble on. You make many valid points. The laws should change. They could be more fair. Some could go completely. That said, I'm just not inclined to believe they should all go completely. I'm not convinced. I will check out the recommended lecture from ya girl, though. Good work, as always. ✌🏼

Jaxmith : Beyond being a well written/spoken video, you had incredible music choices. Thanks for not just sticking lo-fi hiphop in the background and calling it a day.

Plaskiz : Removing copyrights would have similiar effect to removing patents, it would simply kill any research&development, because why bother spending millions if not billions to get an edge on the competition if they will simply be able to copy your work and sell it as their own? Can anyone answer this? Why spend 500million employing thousand people to develop a game when you can just wait for someone else to do it then sell it as your own? I get the sentiment as an artist, it's not a big deal to sample and such I think it should be allowed, that's why the conversation should be more about limiting copyright rather than just abolishing it.

Frosty : Good video! This is so succint and gives all the major arguments as to why copyright is just. Abysmal for art. And I'm gonna show it to some of my art friends for sure! Thank you for taking up the mantel as face of the copyright abolitionist movement since Nina's a terf (Yuck.)

The Reviewer : Why do you disable your audience from seeing your video ratings?

theyellowmeteor : Piracy is not theft. It's more like sneaking into the theater. Good points all in all though.

Fish Toe : Good vid eric <3 only complaint is that sometimes title cards lingered a bit. Best video I've seen on the subject for sure

gkinfinity : Excellent video!