[pp.int.general] International day of Sharing - September 12
pietro at riseup.net
Sun Jun 28 20:16:04 CEST 2009
On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:52:07AM +0200, Amelia Andersdotter wrote:
> I have, I hope, something that begins to answer this:
> currently we have a legislatory nightmare where copyright, patent
> rights or related intellectual property rights can never be weakened,
> only strengthened. What we need to do is break that hegemony.
> Fair use, or as in Europe, exceptions and limitations in copyright, is
> something most people, even our opponents, can't be against. It's the
> perfect starting point for breaking the dogma of copyright never being
> able to be weakened. Because who could be against the visually
> impaired getting books more easily?
> I think it's wrong if we look at copyright as a problem only from the
> file-sharing perspective. Copyright legislation today is a labyrinth
> of problems, layer upon layer of ridiculousness. We need to identify
> problems and create solutions for each of those problems. Exceptions
> and limitations also.
I couldn't have dsaid it better. I totally agree with Amelia on this.
the streets are the people's root shell
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