Posts tagged copyright

Posted 1 year ago

"One study, even a good one like Copy Culture, won’t end the debate on sharing in the internet economy. But it certainly casts a more sober and hopeful light on what people are actually doing and thinking.” — David Campbell

I imagine the debate about copy culture will last as long as it takes the analog, mass media industries to adjust to digital technology. They will adapt or die. Then there won’t be that much to talk about.

I say this to suggest copy culture is an analog problem. I can’t bear the idea of crippling the most powerful communications tool humanity is likely ever to create for the sake of the people who once stumped up the cash for the expensive machines to record sights and sounds in the old days - before we came to each carry this capability in our pockets. We produce a trillion times more media than the ‘media companies,’ and we generate far more economic value. Technology and copy culture should reflect us. We are citizens and producers, not consumers. Consider: in virtually every study on file sharing, copyright and piracy, most of the producers and creators are cast as consumers or pirates.

Read more by David Campbell @davidc7
Copy culture: What people actually think about file sharing

Posted 2 years ago

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod. A TED talk about the (negative) losses of the copyright industry and the strange mathematics that produced the $8 billion iPod. Very funny.

(Source: youtu.be)

Posted 2 years ago

wearethe99percent:

I am the former lead singer of a 60’s band THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS. I performed before thousands at Atlanta Pop2, Miami Pop, Newport Pop, Atlantic pop. I didn’t squander my money on drugs or a million dollar home. I went from 1967-1994 before I saw my first royalty check from a music giant I recorded 7 albums with. I have NEVER seen a penny in royalties from the other 10 albums I recorded. Our hit song was licensed to over 100 films, tv, & commercials WITHOUT our permission. One of the major tv network used our song for a national commercial and my payment was only $625. I am now 72 and am trying to live on $1200 a month. SWEET RELIEF, a music charity is taking donations for me. Only the 1% rich artists can afford to sue. I AM ONE OF THE 99%

Posted 2 years ago
It’s so corrupt. Now they want to have longer copyright periods because they say the young artists are relying on this money. The young artists never see any money because they sign away that money to big media corporations, like Universal and Viacom. We, the artists, lose all of our rights to these massive corporations, who then come down heavy on these kids for downloading films and music that we never see a penny from. It’s complete bullshit.
Posted 2 years ago

Comic about Hollywood creates demand it can’t or won’t supply

Part 1 of 3

Posted 2 years ago

And how Hollywood’s incompetence drives exasperated people to piracy.

Part 2 of 3

Posted 2 years ago

Part 3 of 3

The alternative version of this story: you buy the product and DRM prevents you from watching it on a different device, so you download a pirated version to replace the defective purchase. (Then you are banged up in jail for 5 years for knowingly buying defective product and replacing it with non-defective product. Bad dog!)

Posted 2 years ago

Everything is a Remix should be considered required viewing. A documentary on social evolution in four parts. Part 4

(Source: vimeo.com)

Posted 2 years ago

Everything is a Remix should be considered required viewing. A documentary on social evolution in four parts. Part 3

(Source: vimeo.com)

Posted 2 years ago

Everything is a Remix should be considered required viewing. A documentary on social evolution in four parts. Part 2

(Source: vimeo.com)

Posted 2 years ago

Everything is a Remix should be considered required viewing. A documentary on social evolution in four parts. Part 1

(Source: vimeo.com)

Posted 2 years ago

Web notice from the US copyright police on the domain megaupload.com.

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