Tell the copyright czar how US enforcement should work: 9 days left!

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12 Responses to “Tell the copyright czar how US enforcement should work: 9 days left!”

  1. Ugly Canuck says:

    Czar, you say?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4QM0RsxtLQ

    I really would not know how to talk to a czar….

  2. adonai says:

    If anyone has a few hundred thousand dollars lying around, please donate it to the Democrat’s re-election campaign fund and then also write to the Copyright Czar. They might then listen to you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Exclusivity of knowledge is an illusion. Creativity and information for the enlightnment of all is the only way that the system will not implode on itself with dot the I and cross the T legal stuff that will overflow our court system with rubbish and give the government a more heavy hand in personal lives.
    An ecouragement of proper credit attitude that assists others in establishing the chain of creativity and contribution would be a far grander use of resources.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well, I, for one, think anyone convicted of copyright infringement should suffer a sharp slap on the wrist and a stern lecture!

    That will teach the little bastards!

    Seriously, having made a few trips through the US legal system, just having to defend yourself in court is enough punishment for non-profit infringement. Kafka was an optimist.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Intellectual property should be a perishable commodity, so a patent holder can not hold back the march of progress. How can someone own the virus that causes Lyme disease and refuse to allow others to research possible treatments and cures? Piracy is the red herring of the super wealthy…

  6. Anonymous says:

    What if $20 extra on your ISP bill, given to the RIAA and MPAA, would get them to leave you alone about downloading their stuff?

  7. zenbeatnik says:

    Everyone should consider all the possible sources of IP that this could affect, and not just movies, music, and computer software. For example, farmers don’t buy and plant seeds anymore. They buy a one-season license from Monsanto. They are not legally allowed to store some seeds away for next year, or give seeds away to someone less fortunate. It’s an IP racket that needs to stop.

    Another issue is RIAA suing on behalf of musicians who never see a nickel of the settlement money. Another IP racket that needs to stop.

    Most “IP” owners are trying to build a juke-box environment, where none of us, ever again, own anything. We pay for the privilege of using it in limited circumstances for a limited time. You can’t watch that movie on your phone – you paid only to watch it on your laptop. Now extend this to things like: your car… your bicycle… your toaster… No, you can’t give your old car to your daughter for college. You paid only for the privilege of driving it yourself.

    So how do we stop these IP rackets before they start?

  8. Ugly Canuck says:

    If “it” is completely exclusive, perhaps “it” ain’t “knowledge”.

    Be that as it may, I have decided that the proper way to address a czar, if I should come across one whilst wandering, is to beseech him or her (them?). To humbly beseech such.

    Is it just me, or does “beseeching the czar” sound like a euphemism for masturbation?

    Oh well, I’m off to “beseech the czar” !;)

  9. bshock says:

    Is there any point in someone like me talking to the government? Even what I consider a painfully moderate stance would be dismissed out of hand as radical.

    For example, I think it would be an acceptable compromise to dial back US copyright law to pre-1900 levels. No Disney-purchased ridiculous term extensions, no automatic copyright on all created works.

    Don’t even get me started on patent reform. I’d like to see anyone who so much as mentions the phrase “software patent” beaten about the head and shoulders with a baseball bat ;-)

    • Anonymous says:

      Read the US-News article if you want to change the way laws work in this country!
      Newsvine.com Farmerinthedell’s column:
      “warfare coming to a town near you”
      see attached Ref. too. Makes a good calm moderate out of you…( checking blood pressure ).

  10. Anonymous says:

    I think it is revealing that her apparent goal is to protect IP rights, whereas the constitution clearly states that copyright is to ‘promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts..’ Protect or promote? Which do we want?

  11. Anonymous says:

    “and that he(The President) plans to bring it down by executive order, without an act of Congress, this is especially urgent”.After having read this in the article, I’m wondering what good will voting do? Sounds like a done deal or as good as done.

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