Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is the point of copyright, anyway?

This piece in Slate I thought made a good point in observing that we now, in these days of the internet, have vastly more writing, music, and art to appreciate than ever before in the history of man.  If you are interesting in promoting the progress of the useful arts and sciences, then you are for the internet.

And you are not for mass censorship regimes which already exist America due to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act--let alone any future draconian measures Hollywood would like to implement.

To think that our elected representatives understood so well in 1996 the future of human communication that they could label their work "Digital Millenium"... a bunch of old men who barely know how to turn on a calculator...

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