My wife has a pet peeve--Christian artists and writers clinging to their copyrights. For example, Henry Blackabee has a life-changing study called "Experiencing God." What if someone is overseas and wants to make copies for people interested in studying? But it's a little hard to get 40 copies of a book overseas. Or what about praise and worship music? Should Christian artists and publishers really barb-wire their products as they do today?
I hadn't thought much about this before. As an aspiring writer, I thought that writers need to make a living. Still, we would shudder at the thought of making everyone pay at the door to enter a church and hear a sermon. We've found other ways to provide for a pastor. And artists like Keith Green, Rich Mullins, and Derek Webb have found ways to get around the worldly money-mongering we do. Derek Webb apparently gave a recent album away on the internet with just an option for donations (which I think all went to a charity anyway). What do you think?