Comments on: for the record Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Michael Walsh Tue, 05 Jun 2007 21:52:51 +0000 Having attended the conference, I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that The Register article got it wrong and so, unfortunately, did 99% of the audience.

It doesn’t come across in the video of the event, but the audience had a very negative preconception and nothing said was going to move them from it.

The supposed “moderator” did not help with his snide comments.

It’s a shame, because the collection societies really do need to modernise – and even if they don’t agree with the CC ethos they would do well to recognise that it has allowed creativity to flourish. There may be a lesson there for them – if only they are willing to listen.

By: Judson Dunn Tue, 05 Jun 2007 01:06:42 +0000 Good old Andrew, always on the prowl for the most sensationalist “news”… I showed this to a friend of mine, whom I first had to explain that in fact the Register was not a satire site like the Onion before he got why anyone cared.

By: Nato Welch Mon, 04 Jun 2007 17:06:45 +0000 I instantly had a hunch.

Wouldn’t you know – the byline is Andrew Orlowski.

He’s the reason I don’t read the Reg anymore.

By: Stefan Hayden Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:13:41 +0000 I would have had steam coming out of my ears by the end of that. Good job!

By: Padraic Mon, 04 Jun 2007 12:43:43 +0000 You deserve a lot of credit for going up against that crowd. Well done, you are a great debater.

By: David Gerard Mon, 04 Jun 2007 11:08:06 +0000 You will not shake my confidence in the writing of Andrew Orlowski. I am of absolute certaintly that he will continue to report on Creative Commons as accurately as he does on Wikipedia, and with at least as much applied creativity.

By: Crosbie Fitch Mon, 04 Jun 2007 09:37:18 +0000 It’s become pretty clear to me that you are a champion of the copyright holder, and perhaps keen to swing the balance of power back to the copyright holding author.

Understandably, traditional incumbents for whom the weapon of copyright was originally forged, may feel frustrated at the new reticence of the authors you’ve emboldened to unquestioningly hand their copyrights over to their publishing godfathers who will ‘look out for them’.

However, in the new context of cultural liberty, some people are confusing you as a free culturalist – on both sides of the pro/anti-copyright debate. For these people who don’t understand your pro-copyright stance, it appears hypocritical to prosecute those who would take liberties with their own culture.

The Free Culture Principle:

  • Seek culture, but not at the expense of liberty
  • Seek liberty, but not at the expense of truth
  • Seek truth, but not at the expense of privacy
  • Seek privacy, but not at the expense of life
  • Seek life, and enjoy free culture