|Honda Enoch Wrote:Actually, it is very relevant since money is your main hang up on this issue. This is where the problem comes with IP. If I buy a CD it is mine. The music on it is not, but the CD is in fact mine. if I want to share it with my friend It is my property to do so. Same with books, comics videos, ect. In this situation, no I did not buy the comics. I was lucky to find them for free. but once I downloaded them, they became my physical property. I did not claim the art work, story or anything as my own.|
My main hang-up on this is complex. I prefer if people economically support the title. I will provide copies myself to people when possible.
However: I understand the need to utilize free distribution. Titles I own I have been very free with. I don't like seeing piracy links though. Piracy is untrackable. And by that I mean we have no gauge for readership and distribution. If I give you comics it's deductible for me. I'd give them away regardless, but I will take the deduction when possible to. Also: It's just nice to be asked. I like the interaction with readers. I like to share the stories. But if I'm not getting paid, I'd at least like to make the choice directly with who and when to share. And maybe make personal connections in the process.
The larger piracy debate is impractical for us to enter. There are pros and there are cons. But whether it is what is best or not, no one likes having decisions forced on them. Not on either side.
|Honda Enoch Wrote:Nope All I did was Google search the title I have read all 6 issues and still, even now after this conversation, have not looked on the issues to see the authors name. Why? Because I don't care who wrote them. I didn't read them because of who wrote them. I read them for the story. You claim to be the author. Great.|
I don't think you're reading what I am saying. I said you MUST have Googled the books title. You already said did. I'm not saying you care who wrote them. I'm not asking you to care. I'm saying that if you want a copy, why not take the two seconds to investigate who the creator is and ASK. Point is, it costs you nothing to TRY.
|Honda Enoch Wrote:Have you ever tried to contact an artist online? Even with FB pages it is damn near impossible. You act like anyone can just go on Google and get an artist email address. Find me Stan Lee's personal email address?|
There is a huge difference between most comic writers and Stan Lee. And yes, given my line of work, I have contacted many comics creators. If you're not talking about 90 year old men, they are usually amazingly easy to track down. many of them are very open about sharing their work. It varies from creator to creator of course., But again, doesn't hurt to ask.
|Honda Enoch Wrote:Well, now they have your email. My previous post reflects this as well.|
Thanks. I appreciate it.
|Honda Enoch Wrote:What happened to 1-2?|
I just don't have any (well, a few to keep personally). But I do have digital copies on a hardrive here somewhere that I would share under the aforementioned conditions.
|Honda Enoch Wrote:Yes, So-called. I don't know you from Adam. To me you are just some name on a forum.|
If you read the thread, you will see that another Tron Sector member already mentioned me as the author. I have confirmed this. I'm not suggesting you care who I am or that you should know of me. But if you read the thread, you will have confirmation of my identity.
Not alot to be gained by falsely claiming to be the writer of a comics series you had already bashed, right?