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[–] J_Darnley 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Do writers get paid when people check their books out at the library?

No they do not. This is permitted because the physical copy was bought and put in the library. This is the "first-sale doctrine" in the US.

I don't understand why we can't just read every book we want online.

That would create a new copy every time someone viewed/downloaded it. You may agree or disagree with that interpretation and then agree or disagree on whether that is an acceptable use not not.

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[–] J_Darnley 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hm. I think old fashioned radio (so FM, AM, and DAB too I think) operates on a different principle. I think it is a flat rate paid to large copyright management bodies. So no, Adele's large arse won't get paid every time one of her songs is played on-air but that butt will get paid a little for being part of one of those. I believe internet radio, streaming, and satellite and cable services do pay per play though.

Then there is Payola which is where a record company would pay a radio station to play more of their artists, or even a specific song, to increase their sales.

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[–] Cucky_Sanders 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The same Adele that said;

I KNOW BLACK PPL!! I DO AND WE ARE FRIENDS I HAVE BLACK FRIENDS! I LIKE BLACK PEOPLE! I LIKE THEM! I KNOW THEM! AND THEY LIKE MEEEEE