Music, Technology, Laws, Ethics & Transnationalism: A (brief) overview
Music, Technology, Laws, Ethics &Transnationalism: A (brief) OverviewAram Sinnreich, Ph.D.Rutgers University School of Communication & InformationThis text is freely available under a Creative Commons 3.0Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
The Ethics of Configurability Unethical Criterion Ethical Unpermissioned Legal Permissioned For profit Commercial Not for profit Pretension Authenticity Referenced Unoriginal Innovation Original Easy Labor Hard work Bastardization Moral Homage Rupture Continuity Evolution Useless/Harmful Value Fun/Beneficial Ugly Aesthetic Beautiful Subversive Power Relations Empowering Meaningless Self Expression Expressive
The Theory of “Harmonization” When correct sounds move a man, they cause a spirit of obedience to rise, and when such a spirit has arisen, good order results. As singers blend their voices with that of the leader, so good or evil arise in response to the force that calls them forth. . . [We must] exercise virtue to harmonize and assist the ruler in his undertakings.” - Xunzi, 270 BCE Business, economic, and legal principles [such as Intellectual Property] must be considered in combination in order to maximize economic progress and the economic welfare of our citizens. In other words, properly understood and applied, IPR and antitrust law are complementary, not conflicting, legal systems that should be applied harmoniously to promote a vibrant, healthy economy. - Alden F. Abbott, Federal Trade Commission, at Chinese government IP symposium, 2005 CE
Harmonization in Practice Stronger Stronger US Treaties Laws Stronger Stronger Foreign Agreements Laws Stronger Rulings
Consequences for Civil Liberties UN: Internet Access is a “Fundamental Human Right.” Censorship Surveillance Anti-Competition
Consequences for International Relations La Ley Sinde IPRED