Beyond this well-worn debate, the story serves as a reminder of the importance of community. The idea that “people on the Internet” don’t want to give money to artists has hopefully been consigned to history’s dustbin by now; people love supporting artists, in fact, when they feel a direct connection to them and when the artists don’t appear to be greedy bastards (transparency about where exactly the money goes helps, too; just ask Louis CK).

via Lawyer demands $20,000, so webcomic raises $100,000 from the Internet | Ars Technica.

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