[pp.int.general] tactic Re: Denmark revises position on sound copyright extension

Amelia Andersdotter teirdes at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 12:51:30 CEST 2011

also is good if one person asks one parliamentarian so that no single 
parliamentarian gets spammed. make sure to target a "friendly" 
parliamentarian who will not be agreesive towards you, or fail to be 
concerned with their danish counterparts.

On 09.04.2011 12:47, NingúnOtro wrote:
> El sáb, 09-04-2011 a las 11:24 +0200, Pat Maechler v/o Valio escribió:
>> This is bad!
>> http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110408/03061013821/denmark-reverses-position-copyright-extension-may-impact-all-europe.shtml
>> More infos (although a bit outdated)
>> http://www.soundcopyright.eu/
> Yes indeed, it is!
> But we have to build up a clear and simply understandable discourse
> whose logic can easily be understood by everyone. Not only the political
> and academical intellectual few, but the man and woman in the streets.
> In essence, the facts are these:
> 1) The copyright industry strikes a deal with the public powers where,
> to incentivate creation in the benefit of the whole of society, they are
> granted a temporary monopoly, enforced through the public and not any
> private authority, that helps them create an environment where they can
> invest the relatively huge sums required to prepare for mass production
> and enjoy in exchange a guaranteed term of protection that enables them
> to collect an adecuate return on investment.
> This is not a NATURAL RIGHT, it is an anti-natural protection (there you
> go, free market fans ;) ) granted by the public power that be to the
> copyright industries, in exchange for another anti-natural benefit, in
> favour of society this time, ... the increased production of cultural
> goods that benefit the instruction of all of society at large.
> 2) The copyright industry has benefitted to the whole extent possible
> from the terms in the agreement that are to its advantage, but now it
> intends to push back, and if possible totally cancel, the part of the
> bargain that is to benefit society at large.
> The truth is not that the people that compose society are stealing from
> the Copyright Industry what is rightly theirs... but that the Copyright
> Industry is pushing back in time and trying to cancel alltogether the
> need to comply with their part of the bargain.
> The most visible part of this struggle is being staged around the
> technical difficulties the Industry is having to preserve the rights it
> has been conceded because they have been enacted around the protection
> of the inversion needed to mass produce, offered by the public powers,
> and the evolution of the technology has made it utterly impossible
> nowadays for the public powers to enforce this protection without
> intruding into the private sphere of its citizens, a private sphere that
> is protected with recognised basic human rights they can not simply
> impinge upon without losing democratic legitimacy (well, at least the
> public illusion that is still left of it).
> While this is the publically promoted part that can be defended through
> heavy lobbying and expensive propaganda...
> ... the biggest problem of the industry is not the defense of the new
> and recently generated rights of contemporaneous creators (the ones we
> claim they do not need the obsolete industry anymore to create, but
> instead need to reformulate their business plans to adopt a scheme that
> may grant them benefits while submerged in the ACTUAL state of social
> consciousness and technical possibilities), but the fact that an
> enormous amount of created "published works" is becoming available to
> the general public at no cost or little marginal cost, at a moment when
> the natural evolution of THEIR LOGIC has created a scarcity of income to
> most of the citizens. A scarcity of income and lack of jobs that has
> left a big chunk of the whole population with no spare resources and
> thus no budget for non-essential spending.
> Of course, this translates into the extension of available albeit
> unvoluntary free time they have no budget to fill up with meaningful
> activity, be it life-sustaining (earning an income) or mere leisure
> (avoiding utter boredom). Very cheap copying technology and plenty of
> availability of public domain cultural works (be it in text, sound or
> visuals) enables the people on a tiny budget to avoid boredom in ways
> that need not pay tribute to the Copyright Industry, and that is what is
> impacting on the industries benefit margins. The fact that some of their
> actual productions are being copied and made available too is only
> secondary, as made clear by the knowledge that one copy circulated
> outside of their commercial channels does not equal one lost sale.
> Honest people that lose their jobs and see themselves with more leisure
> time to fill meaningfully read more, listen more to music, and view more
> films... paying normally as long as their savings last. But once their
> budget is spend they turn to free available content to fight the
> boredom.
> True, the more free content is available... the less they spend scarce
> resources they prioritarily need to cover basic needs on just fighting
> boredom.
> That effect is exactly the same any industry has to face nowadays: you
> can not delocalize production to cheap labor countries and pretend to
> sell the production at high prizes in the highly developped countries
> with an highly increased profit margin... if you have not paid the
> people in the developped countries the high salaries they need to pay
> your high prices. Then you finally neither sell in the developped
> countries, nor can you sell in the cheap labor countries.
> The first to jump on that pyramid scheme can make increased benefits...
> the time it takes for the pyramid to collapse.
> The sooner we the people open our eyes wide... the sooner the present
> pyramid collapses... and the more difficult it becomes for them to start
> the next one.
> I hope you read all the way to the end. It is simply impossible to
> explain most of these things twitter style ;) .
> Cheers everyone.
> NingúnOtro.
>> -pat
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