<free culture> OSCON July 24, 2002
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(1)
1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free   culture born
1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
London publishers: “copyright is forever”
London publishers: “copyright is forever”
[Sonny Bono: “forever minus a day”]
London publishers: “copyright is forever”
publishers
“ old patentees and monopolizers in the trade of bookselling, men who do not labour in an honest profession to learning is...
“ common law copyright”
1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
1774 Millar reversed
1774 Millar reversed
Shakespeare free
freed culture
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(2)
1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
1790 free code transparent technology
1790 free code transparent technology
1790 free code transparent technology
control
control
not just then
1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
 
1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
 
1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
 
1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill, Jr.
“ always parroting the feature length mainstream films”
Pinocchio (1940)
Cinderella (1950) Pinocchio (1940)
Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (19...
Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) ...
The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (195...
Hunchback (1996) Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty...
Mulan (1998) Hunchback (1996) Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sl...
 
 
 
commons
lawyer
lawyer
“ limited Times”
1790  “fourteen years” maybe x2
to 42 (1831)
56 (1909)
59 (1962)
61 (1965)
63 (1967)
64 (1968)
65 (1969)
66 (1970)
67 (1971)
68 (1972)
70 (1974)
75 (1976)
95 (1998)
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
aka
Mickey Mouse Protection Act
No one can  do to Disney,  Inc. what  Walt  Disney did to the Brothers Grimm
 
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(3)
different now
2002 regulated creativity
2002 regulated creativity
law:
©
©
©
©
©
“ publishing” to “copying”
“ copies” to “derivative works”
“ 14 years” to “life+70”
technology:
opaque creativity
controlling uses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
law + technology:
law regulates “copies”
uses
unregulated
unregulated read
unregulated read give
unregulated read sell give
unregulated read sell give sleep
unregulated ©
unregulated © publish
unregulated ©
unregulated © fair use
unregulated © quote
uses
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
enter the net
every acts a copy
every act’s a copy
every act’s a copy
unregulated uses
regulated
©
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
<del>  “fair use”
 
 
<http://aibopet.com> “ teach your Aibo jazz”
“ [Y]our site contains information providing the means to circumvent AIBO-ware's copy protection protocol constituting a v...
 
 
uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
uses <ul><li>© </li></ul>
controlled creativity
never more controlled
term scope concentration
term scope concentration
term scope concentration
never fewer  more
never fewer  more
never fewer  more
1773
control
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(4)
you
gnu
transparent creativity
free sharing
common base
create  like it’s  1790
proprietary v. free
proprietary v. free
for now
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(5)
free code threatens
threats to free code
item: sw patents
Mr. Gates  on sw patents:
If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented and had taken out patents, ...
The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pa...
The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pa...
Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
4 years
tiny changes
tim changes
q. todd changes
apologists
what have you done?
“ excluding future competitors”
defensive
offensive
what have you done?
item:  copyright wars
homeric tragedy
 
$25,000
insane rules whole world
insane rules for the whole world
broadcast flag
mandated fritz chips
“ police state in every computer”
digital vigilantes
“ a terrorist war”
for what?
“ to stop the harm”
the harm: 5x -5%
the harm:  5x -5%
the harm:  5x -5%
what have you done?
<refrain>
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society.
</refrain>
(6)
JC Watts
“ If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” JC Watts
6 years
what have you done?
Boucher Cannon Hank Perritt
eff.org
do something
 
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  1. 2. <free culture> OSCON July 24, 2002
  2. 3. <refrain>
  3. 4. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  4. 5. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  5. 6. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  6. 7. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  7. 8. </refrain>
  8. 9. (1)
  9. 10. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  10. 11. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  11. 12. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  12. 13. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  13. 14. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  14. 15. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  15. 16. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  16. 17. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  17. 18. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  18. 19. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  19. 20. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  20. 21. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  21. 22. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  22. 23. [Sonny Bono: “forever minus a day”]
  23. 24. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  24. 25. publishers
  25. 26. “ old patentees and monopolizers in the trade of bookselling, men who do not labour in an honest profession to learning is indetted.”
  26. 27. “ common law copyright”
  27. 28. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  28. 29. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  29. 30. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  30. 31. 1774 Millar reversed
  31. 32. 1774 Millar reversed
  32. 33. Shakespeare free
  33. 34. freed culture
  34. 35. <refrain>
  35. 36. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  36. 37. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  37. 38. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  38. 39. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  39. 40. </refrain>
  40. 41. (2)
  41. 42. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  42. 43. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  43. 44. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  44. 45. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  45. 46. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  46. 47. 1790 free code transparent technology
  47. 48. 1790 free code transparent technology
  48. 49. 1790 free code transparent technology
  49. 50. control
  50. 51. control
  51. 52. not just then
  52. 53. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  53. 55. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  54. 57. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  55. 59. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  56. 60. “ always parroting the feature length mainstream films”
  57. 61. Pinocchio (1940)
  58. 62. Cinderella (1950) Pinocchio (1940)
  59. 63. Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  60. 64. 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  61. 65. Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  62. 66. Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  63. 67. Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  64. 68. The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  65. 69. Hunchback (1996) Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  66. 70. Mulan (1998) Hunchback (1996) Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Little Mermaid (1989) Jungle Book (1967) Kidnapped (1960) Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleepy Hollow (1958) Paul Bunyon (1958) Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  67. 74. commons
  68. 75. lawyer
  69. 76. lawyer
  70. 77. “ limited Times”
  71. 78. 1790 “fourteen years” maybe x2
  72. 79. to 42 (1831)
  73. 80. 56 (1909)
  74. 81. 59 (1962)
  75. 82. 61 (1965)
  76. 83. 63 (1967)
  77. 84. 64 (1968)
  78. 85. 65 (1969)
  79. 86. 66 (1970)
  80. 87. 67 (1971)
  81. 88. 68 (1972)
  82. 89. 70 (1974)
  83. 90. 75 (1976)
  84. 91. 95 (1998)
  85. 92. Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
  86. 93. aka
  87. 94. Mickey Mouse Protection Act
  88. 95. No one can do to Disney, Inc. what Walt Disney did to the Brothers Grimm
  89. 97. <refrain>
  90. 98. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  91. 99. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  92. 100. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  93. 101. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  94. 102. </refrain>
  95. 103. (3)
  96. 104. different now
  97. 105. 2002 regulated creativity
  98. 106. 2002 regulated creativity
  99. 107. law:
  100. 108. ©
  101. 109. ©
  102. 110. ©
  103. 111. ©
  104. 112. ©
  105. 113. “ publishing” to “copying”
  106. 114. “ copies” to “derivative works”
  107. 115. “ 14 years” to “life+70”
  108. 116. technology:
  109. 117. opaque creativity
  110. 118. controlling uses
  111. 126. law + technology:
  112. 127. law regulates “copies”
  113. 128. uses
  114. 129. unregulated
  115. 130. unregulated read
  116. 131. unregulated read give
  117. 132. unregulated read sell give
  118. 133. unregulated read sell give sleep
  119. 134. unregulated ©
  120. 135. unregulated © publish
  121. 136. unregulated ©
  122. 137. unregulated © fair use
  123. 138. unregulated © quote
  124. 139. uses
  125. 140. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  126. 141. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  127. 142. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  128. 143. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  129. 144. enter the net
  130. 145. every acts a copy
  131. 146. every act’s a copy
  132. 147. every act’s a copy
  133. 148. unregulated uses
  134. 149. regulated
  135. 150. ©
  136. 151. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  137. 152. <del> “fair use”
  138. 155. <http://aibopet.com> “ teach your Aibo jazz”
  139. 156. “ [Y]our site contains information providing the means to circumvent AIBO-ware's copy protection protocol constituting a violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act .”
  140. 159. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  141. 160. uses <ul><li>© </li></ul>
  142. 161. controlled creativity
  143. 162. never more controlled
  144. 163. term scope concentration
  145. 164. term scope concentration
  146. 165. term scope concentration
  147. 166. never fewer more
  148. 167. never fewer more
  149. 168. never fewer more
  150. 169. 1773
  151. 170. control
  152. 171. <refrain>
  153. 172. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  154. 173. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  155. 174. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  156. 175. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  157. 176. </refrain>
  158. 177. (4)
  159. 178. you
  160. 179. gnu
  161. 180. transparent creativity
  162. 181. free sharing
  163. 182. common base
  164. 183. create like it’s 1790
  165. 184. proprietary v. free
  166. 185. proprietary v. free
  167. 186. for now
  168. 187. <refrain>
  169. 188. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  170. 189. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  171. 190. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  172. 191. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  173. 192. </refrain>
  174. 193. (5)
  175. 194. free code threatens
  176. 195. threats to free code
  177. 196. item: sw patents
  178. 197. Mr. Gates on sw patents:
  179. 198. If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete stand-still today.
  180. 199. The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pay whatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might be high: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  181. 200. The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pay whatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might be high: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  182. 201. Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  183. 202. 4 years
  184. 203. tiny changes
  185. 204. tim changes
  186. 205. q. todd changes
  187. 206. apologists
  188. 207. what have you done?
  189. 208. “ excluding future competitors”
  190. 209. defensive
  191. 210. offensive
  192. 211. what have you done?
  193. 212. item: copyright wars
  194. 213. homeric tragedy
  195. 215. $25,000
  196. 216. insane rules whole world
  197. 217. insane rules for the whole world
  198. 218. broadcast flag
  199. 219. mandated fritz chips
  200. 220. “ police state in every computer”
  201. 221. digital vigilantes
  202. 222. “ a terrorist war”
  203. 223. for what?
  204. 224. “ to stop the harm”
  205. 225. the harm: 5x -5%
  206. 226. the harm: 5x -5%
  207. 227. the harm: 5x -5%
  208. 228. what have you done?
  209. 229. <refrain>
  210. 230. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  211. 231. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  212. 232. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  213. 233. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  214. 234. </refrain>
  215. 235. (6)
  216. 236. JC Watts
  217. 237. “ If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” JC Watts
  218. 238. 6 years
  219. 239. what have you done?
  220. 240. Boucher Cannon Hank Perritt
  221. 241. eff.org
  222. 242. do something
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