[Clipart] Fwd: Copyleft, Public Domain, Copyright

Schrijver eric at authoritism.net
Tue Mar 31 01:52:35 PDT 2009

I think current copyright legislation is kinda cool.
It provides protection to the individual.

Old copyright legislation in the US sucked bad,
I think it is partly the reason the media industry could get the  
amount of power it had; because it could circumvent actually paying  
the creators.

Possibilities for nastyness, court games and powerpolitics are IMHO  
now to be found outside of copyright, elsewhere, I guess, like the  
Millenium Act in the US, and the proposed saving of all surfing data  
within the European Union.

But I do not see how copyright in itself is hampering progress; I  
think it is the lack of knowledge of the general public that is; once  
you start to see copyright as a right attributed to your self, it  
becomes another way of empowerment.

Op 31 mrt 2009, om 10:30 heeft chovynz het volgende geschreven:

> Apologies... It was based on British Copyright.
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:20 PM, chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sigh.
> I was hoping to avoid reading the Berne Convention. However. I guess  
> I must if I want to understand it clearer. :D
> I wonder what NZ copyright is based on, since it was loosely based  
> on US copyright laws. I wonder if we've kept up to date.
> Seriously...current copyright legislation sucks. It doesn't do what  
> it's intentions are. Or rather, it does it too well to the detriment  
> of creativity and progress, at the cost of greed and selfshiness.
> This has been another volatile particle emission from chovynz.  
> Proudly brought to you by way of the air waves. Copyright me, 2009.  
> All attribution to me shall not be held in court. I'll deny all  
> knowledge of quoted emissions. No emissions tax shall be held  
> liable. Please don't sue my dog either.
> -- 
> Cheers
> Chovynz

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