Copyright vs. Community
by mattl Contributions — Published on Mar 12, 2009 01:28 PM
Philadelphia, PA. Temple University, Kiva Auditorium, 13th and Montgomery, building 40 (Ritter Hall Annex) on the map at: http://www.temple.edu/maps/documents/TUMain_map.pdf The entrance is on the North side of Cecil B. Moore Ave., between 13th St. and Broad St. Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction.
Mar 25, 2009
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