RE: [OPE] intermission: value of knowledge

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Wed Nov 18 2009 - 04:59:01 EST

The question originally was about their value. If one is interested in their price, then rent and the laws of copyright are clearly relevant.
From: [] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy []
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:13 PM
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] intermission: value of knowledge

> What I am saying is that the production of live operas and the copying of
> these onto disks is and has been a substantial business for some two or
> three centuries.

Hi Paul C:

No doubt, but if you want to understand the value of opera (or most forms
of music and many other artistic commoditities) you would be well-
advised to consider *rent* rather than just the costs of production.

In solidarity, Jerry

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