Wheras printers, booksellers, and other persons, have of late frequently taken the liberty of printing... books, and other writings, without the consent of the authors... to their very great detriment, and too often to the ruin of them and their families : For preventing therefore such practices for the future, and for the encouragement of learned men to compose and write useful books... Statute of Anne 1710… (The modern myth of creation)
The archdeacon gazed at the gigantic edifice for some time in silence, then extending his right hand, with a sigh, towards the printed book which lay open on the table, and his left towards the Notre-Dame, and turning a sad glance from the book to the church, “Alas”, he said, “this will kill that.” The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 1831
Idea/Expression No formalities 70 Years Which becomes copyright today...
It even adapts to new technology “ entirely from his own mental conception, to which he gave visible form” ” useful, new, harmonious, characteristic, and graceful picture.” Oscar Wilde nr 18 av Napoleon Sarony
Copies Cost Initial cost First Copy In a digital environment the cost of copying moves towards zero. In an Internet environment the cost of copying is shared by the end user Analogue Digital
I havent written on here for a while but I've taken the time to write this as I think music piracy is having a dangerous effect on British music… You don't start out in music with the Ferraris. Instead you get a huge debt from your record company, which you spend years working your arse off to repay… I don't think what's out there is perfect. It's stupid that kids can't buy anything on the internet without credit, forcing them to steal Mum's credit card or download illegally. It's this kind of thing that the record company bosses, artists, broadband providers and government should be sitting down and discussing.
Main argument today: if copying costs move towards zero then harsher copyright laws
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Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.