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Old 12-12-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Getting paid for your work is one thing ... having your grandchildren benefit from your few hours of brilliance 70 years after your death due to copyright extensions takes things a bit far, in my opinion.

I'd love to get paid that way for the past 20 years of software development I've done. And yes, most of that 20-year-old code is still in production use to this day.
It works the same for us IT software guys. There is little difference.

Although I don't have 20 years of code behind me, I do get paid in a licensing manner. I have code (a stand alone product) which is 9 years old that I get licensing fees for. Not a lot (less than $200k/year), but it still works in the same fashion. I only have a handful of users of my code, while a music artist has millions of users, so the income is proportionate.

If you're writing code and getting paid for it once, then you're failing at capitalism, or you're supporting someone else's success at capitalism.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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If you're writing code and getting paid for it once, then you're failing at capitalism, or you're supporting someone else's success at capitalism.
Nah, I'm taking the easy way out (writing software for corporate interests and signing those intellectual rights away in most cases) because I love the complexity of the presented problem sets and appreciate the additional benefits provided by a large company.

There's a lot more to living than just adding up one's income, and I don't regret it a bit. However ... How dare you inject reality into the discussion? ;-)
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