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Neil Gaiman "Then I started to notice that two things that
seemed much more significant. One of which
was that places where I was being pirated --
particularly Russia (where people were
translating my stuff into Russian and
spreading it out into the world) I was selling
more and more books. People were
discovering me through being pirated. And
then they were going out and buying the real
books, and when a new book would come out
in Russia it would sell more and more copies."
"That's really all this is. It's people lending
books. And you can't look on that as a lost
sale.... What you're actually doing is
advertising. You're reaching more people.
You're raising awareness. And understanding
that gave me a whole new idea of the shape
of copyright and what the web was doing.
Because the biggest thing the web was doing
is allowing people to hear things, allowing
people to read things, allowing people to see
things they might never have otherwise seen.
And I think, basically, that's an incredibly good
“I give away
music because I
want to make
and I can't make
music unless I
and I won't make
unless I get
and I won't get
heard unless I
Lettera di Giambologna ad Antonio Serguidi, da Firenze, giugno
1585, in Gaye 1839 – 1840, III, p. 469.
Il Ratto del secolo. Da Bandinelli a Giambologna. Di Claudio