[LINK] Does copyright have a future? [WAS: iinet wins!!]
janet at hawtin.net.au
Tue Feb 9 13:00:34 EST 2010
Copyright as Frank points out was initiated by the owners of production.
It is based on a single point of value with a distributed societal cost.
We are able to create in ways which do not rely on the control of a
We have diffuse and ongoing processes of creation and production which
do not work with the copyright model.
Participation, memes, crowd sourcing are part of modern creative value.
I cannot see the Australian government rewriting a law which they were
required to subscribe to as a part of US trade negotiations.
Copyright is a US trade advantage as they required that we do not get
fair use while defending that access to participation at home.
Trade negotiations are about individual advantage not about coherent
and publically useful law
Copyleft is one method by which people are making a change to a model
which recognises diffuse creation and participation.
This useful aspect of licensing is not taught in schools where the
focus is much more about the student as
subscriber to work made by others. Constructivist education could work
well with a better understanding of copyleft in schools.
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