Comments on: Remix: What’s New http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: oliver http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3721 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:09:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3721 This reminds me of Fantasy Records suing John Fogerty for sounding too much like Creedence Clearwater. Anyway, derivative-ness is more or less a non-issue for naive readers. The book isn’t for a fanbase or subscribers. Plus LL has been sharing his ongoing thoughts on this subject practically in real time with the whole Worldwide Web. It’s like we’ve all been living with him and listening to him practice in the next room for a decade. It’s a wonder the book surprises anybody

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By: Sam I Am http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3720 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:36:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3720 Martin, by all means change the status quo, but do it legally or deal with law enforcement and get whatever you get. This is not nearly as complicated as you’d like to make it appear. Your content is yours. Do with it as you wish. Other peoples content is theirs, and you have no rights except those you license properly with certain limited exceptions. The industry has no control over anything you create yourself, nor have they ever indicated they want to control your product. Their product, however, is an entirely different matter, legally and ethically. The absence of something in your marketplace is no justification to steal it elsewhere, whether you are insulted or not. Be insulted and be legal or face well established consequences. The world becomes a better place when we are all held a bit more accountable to our actions.

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By: Martín http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3719 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:29:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3719 Sam, maybe that is how it works in the U.S., but not in many other parts of the world, and especially in Latin America. If access to digital content is instantaneous and ubiquitous, it is an insult for people here to have to wait for the industry to get their act together so that we can legally access that which is available in the “first world”. I lived in the U.S., and paid money for downloadable content from iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc… NONE of those services are available in Latin America, even though there is no implementation barrier besides transaction and search costs for licensing.

Instead of getting its act together, the industry through the Society of Author’s Rights, pushes to create a blanket charge so that all ISPs pay for all the copyright infringement that supposedly occurs in their networks, increasing the already huge amounts of money we pay for really bad and slow broadband. This is more extreme than the DMCA provisions. Not only that, but they refuse to allow the creation of a compulsory license for adaptation of literary works into audiobooks for blind people. IMO this a fair and balanced proposal, but their intent is not to create a balanced law. They want to replicate the american Copyright Act as much as they can, and that I think will be a lost opportunity to create a piece of legislation that reflects the current paradigm change.

In the end, I just think that the industry is reluctant to let go of their role as gatekeepers of content creation and distribution. In a RW culture, there is no need for gatekeepers, because we can all create and distribute content cheaply through digital technologies. The industry’s business model was based on control, and we know it doesn’t work anymore. I cannot agree to anything that wants to maintain the status quo.

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By: Sam I Am http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3718 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:10:05 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3718 To Martin from Chile,
You’ve misunderstood and parroted some of the most egregious, empty dogma of the proponents of filesharing copyrighted entertainment.

Industry lobbyists would love the miracle of digital distribution to pan out as a viable business model, indeed, there are already many successful DL sites based upon the equitable behavior of consumers who see the value in retaining the essence of the REAL business model; that is, of simply taking whatever you wish that is for sale and then paying for whatever you take.

Formats and distribution methods will eternally evolve but I’d be very surprised if this most fundamental tenet of fair dealing and the most basic model for business ever goes out of style.

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By: Martín http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3717 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 01:17:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3717 I’m on page 120 of the book and loving it so far. It’s a great present for some of the industry lobbyists that are trying to maintain their outdated business model by pushing a completely unbalanced amendment to the Chilean Copyright Law.

Martín (from Chile).

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By: Patrick http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3716 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:29:29 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3716 Of course, the Dick Nixon press conference you quote was when he lost in the California gubernatorial race in ’62, two years after losing to Kennedy for president. He had every intent of coming back, and he did, running for president (and winning) in both 1968 and 1972. So should we look for another Free Culture book in 6 years?

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By: Ted Striphas http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3715 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:13:24 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3715 What’s also new (and timely) is your broader defense of the rule of law. This aspect of the book shouldn’t be underestimated, living as many of us do under conditions some have described as a “state of exception” in which legal rights and principles can be suspended essentially by decree.

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By: marius http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/remix-whats-new/#comment-3714 Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:59:29 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/10/remix_whats_new.html#comment-3714 This page is for those who believe in some supernatural forces, existing somewhere beyond, assisting people in fortune and in misfortune. If you believe in it, I can help you to understand, advice or maybe cure. If you don’t believe, don’t waste your time.
http://www.signofluck.com/

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