Great quote from a Geffen ex-exec who's pushing for flat-fee distribution of culture [via Alf]:
To act otherwise, to create digital tethers to creativity and
information, would condemn much of the world's population to darkness,
to outdated textbooks and third-hand inspiration. What's worse, it's
the haves who will suffer alongside the have-nots, the former deprived
of the creativity of the latter.