Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE[5]: Goofy duffas.
by jabjoe on Fri 10th Jun 2011 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Goofy duffas."
jabjoe
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Sorry, but it was a troll argument.

You may well be against file sharing, but I bet you have, or still do, do it. Even if you deny it, I probably won't believe you. It's sometimes hard not to when the legit stuff is broken with DRM. I know very few who can who don't file-share/copy ever. Which invalidates them arguing for the current system. Copyright is a massive bag of worms that needs carefully tackling. Large sections of populations break the existing laws, and the existing laws are at least often seen not to serve their purpose, which was to encourage innovation. Copyleft however, seems to be a good model for innovation. Scrapping copyright (and thus copyleft) isn't a solution I support, but I do think the whole thing needs looking at. Perhaps the best thing to do is change the term it applies, and certainly not by making it longer. I also wonder if it's right a lone photographer has the same copyright laws as a massive transnational corporation. It's a massive can of worms, but what we have is broken and the massive transnational corporations are pushing governments to maintain it or even break it further.

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