[LINK] Is copyright dead? [WAS: Special Report: The Future Of File Sharing]

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Fri Jun 5 15:10:12 EST 2009


Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 11:41:06AM +1000, David Boxall wrote:
>> In an age in which use of content involves copying it to whatever device 
>> it is to be used on at the moment, does copyright have a place? If not, 
>> what will replace it to ensure that creators of content earn a 
>> reasonable income from their endeavours?
> 
> ummm....who cares? the world does not owe them a living. 

Whereas, of course, the musician owes the world their outputs for free.

RC
> 
> if they can't adapt to the changing world, then they can go the way of
> court jesters or astrologers or even blacksmiths or hansom cab drivers -
> speciality/luxury niche markets.
> 
> our rights should not be sacrificed just to sustain an obsolete business
> model.
> 
> 
> craig
> 



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