The MPAA has been doing a full-court press in Brazil, a country where copyright infringement, Creative Commons, and poverty are all widespread. In a telling interview, he described the MPAA's differences with the Creative Commons movement:
"They [Creative Commons supporters] don't always agree with what we advocate," Frazier responded. "And you are talking about democratizing culture, this is not in our interests. It really isn't my interest."
Although this answer may not really come as a surprise, combined with his previous answers it shows how subjective the MPAA's view on creativity and culture is. According to the MPAA piracy is ruining culture, but at the same time they are not allowing others to use even tiny snippets of their works.
The MPAA is apparently only interested in creativity and culture when it applies to the works their studios produce. Needless to say, this isn't necessarily what's most beneficial to society. The MPAA is merely protecting their corporate interests.
Arbitration was conceived of as a way to allow giant corporations to avoid costly court battles by meeting with a mediator and talking things out: but since the Supreme Court ruled (in a series of mid-1980s cases) that companies could force their customers and employees into arbitration by adding “binding arbitration” clauses to the fine […]
CEOs whose businesses are complicit in human rights atrocities — like the mass murder of people who object to land-grabs by mineral extraction companies — can now be tried in the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
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I’ve never really felt the need to purchase a smartwatch because a lot of them aren’t very functional, but at just shy of $30, the Martian Notifier Smartwatch was worth checking out. For that low of a price, it actually does feature an impressive amount of functionality, and comes in handy when you don’t want to be carrying around your […]
Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery, but you’ll always get an exclusive t-shirt not found anywhere else, a full […]