Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC
Legal Here on OSNews I've already talked about various copyright related issues here in The Netherlands - obviously because I'm Dutch and live there. As a small nation, the copyright issues we face here serve as nice, comprehensible discussion starters that we can all grok. Well, we've got another one. Our own RIAA equivalent has caused quite the stir by announcing that they will start charging bloggers and social website users for embedding YouTube videos with copyrighted content. Say what?
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Strangely welcome
by aahjnnot on Wed 7th Oct 2009 23:14 UTC
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In a strange sort of way, I welcome this. Political trends tend to swing like a pendulum, and resisting the swing when it's pushing in the wrong direction simply delays the time it takes for the swing reversal to take place.

We need more idiotic behaviour from copyright holders to enter the public's consciousness. Once elected representatives realise that their mates in big business are actually alienating voters, they'll change allegiance faster than I can change my underwear. We should cheer every time the music dinosaurs score yet another own goal, and gleefully tell as many people about it as we can.

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