Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Nov 2010 23:31 UTC
In the News Wait, what - let me get this straight. A powerful politician, a politician who managed to bring even the largest companies to their knees, is on the side of reason in the copyright debate? Yes, Neelie Kroes, in her capacity as European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, has openly expressed her support for copyright reform. Her argumentation is incredibly lucid and clear, and pretty much echoes everything I've written about copyright here on OSNews.
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RE[2]: Heh
by _Nine_ on Fri 12th Nov 2010 05:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Heh"
_Nine_
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2010-10-13

Totally agree. The fact that a politician had that degree of insight at all is noteworthy; however, her speech greatly oversimplified a complex industry, and her arguments were supported mostly by idealism instead of hard facts about the alleged negative economic impact caused by the current copyright system.

Furthermore, you can sense the latent anti-corporation, socialist tendencies driving her view, which is not surprising for a French politician. How exactly does her proposal ensure artists' works are protected and that they are paid fairly? Who exactly will run this one, single entity? A big, bureaucratic EU agency of course, staffed with employees with 30-hour work weeks.

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