Linked by twitterfire on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC
Multimedia, AV ABC.net.au has published an article titled "The Case for Piracy". The writer shows how copyright has been hijacked by corporations and that publishers are their own worst enemies. "One of the main reasons we all have anti-piracy slogans embedded in our brains is because the music industry chose to try and protect its existing market and revenue streams at all costs and marginalise and vilify those who didn't want to conform to the harsh new rules being set."
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RE[2]: DRM = no copyright
by umccullough on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: DRM = no copyright"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

The way our media formats change, 100 years from now it may be impossible to view a DVD or Blu Ray from today, or listen to a music CD, let alone copy and distribute.


Correct - which is why we should be allowed to copy and format-shift them today so that this content will survive the ever-increasing copyright term extensions.

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RE[3]: DRM = no copyright
by Moredhas on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:36 in reply to "RE[2]: DRM = no copyright"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I could personally consider the contract of copyright broken at the first extension after my purchase. I could buy something with the understanding it will be free and public culture in another ten years' time, and then BAM, there goes my life long dream of releasing a compilation album!

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RE[4]: DRM = no copyright
by Kivada on Thu 27th Oct 2011 02:53 in reply to "RE[3]: DRM = no copyright"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Too bad here in the US it's already extended to something like 75 years after the death of the creator. So in effect far longer then any of our children will live to see it released...

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