Individual Property Ownership And The Future Of Creativity
Posted on 10/4/2010 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version |
In his biography, The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan said, “The presumption of individual property ownership and the
legality of its transfer must be deeply embedded in the culture of a society
(emphasis mine) for free market economies to function effectively. In
the West, the moral validity of property rights is accepted, or at least
acquiesced in, by virtually the whole of the population.” I was
struck by how this relates to the photography business today. The concept of individual property ownership is no
longer deeply embedded in the culture of our society. A large segment of
the population believes that certain property should be free to all and
that the creators have no rights once the property is shown to anyone.
Using the creative works of others without permission or compensation is
becoming the morally accepted standard.
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