The first-ever rigorous quantitative study of US artistic revenue from internet indies: 14.8M Americans earned $5.9B in 2016


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/14/doctorows-second-law.html


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A quick bit of arithmetic indicates that this is an average of $400 each. Don’t give up the day job for the career of a pixel-stained technopeasant just yet.


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Just wait til things get rolling. Before long, we’ll sell everything to each other on eBay, and get rich rich rich!


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What does that URL mean? Doctorow’s second law? :thinking:

EDIT: ah, found it: https://b2fxxx.blogspot.fr/2014/06/doctorows-three-laws.html

First law: Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won’t give you a key, they’re not doing it for your benefit.

Second law: It’s hard to monetize fame but it’s impossible to monetize obscurity i.e. fame won’t guarantee fortune, but no one has ever gotten rich by being obscure.

Third law: making it easy to censor and spy on everyone to protect copyright is a bad idea and bad practice i.e. information doesn’t want to be free, people do.


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