<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
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  1.  
  2. <free culture> OSCON July 24, 2002
  3. <refrain>
  4. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  5. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  6. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  7. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  8. </refrain>
  9. (1)
  10. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  11. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  12. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  13. 1774 Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  14. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  15. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  16. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  17. 1710 Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  18. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  19. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  20. 1740s Scottish publishers reprint classics
  21. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  22. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  23. [Sonny Bono: “forever minus a day”]
  24. London publishers: “copyright is forever”
  25. publishers
  26. “ old patentees and monopolizers in the trade of bookselling, men who do not labour in an honest profession to learning is indetted.”
  27. “ common law copyright”
  28. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  29. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  30. 1769 Millar v. Taylor publishers prevail
  31. 1774 Millar reversed
  32. 1774 Millar reversed
  33. Shakespeare free
  34. freed culture
  35. <refrain>
  36. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  37. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  38. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  39. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  40. </refrain>
  41. (2)
  42. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  43. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  44. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  45. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  46. 1790 unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  47. 1790 free code transparent technology
  48. 1790 free code transparent technology
  49. 1790 free code transparent technology
  50. control
  51. control
  52. not just then
  53. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  54.  
  55. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  56.  
  57. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill., Jr.
  58.  
  59. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat Willie Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  60. “ always parroting the feature length mainstream films”
  61. Pinocchio (1940)
  62. Cinderella (1950) Pinocchio (1940)
  63. Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  64. 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  65. Jonny Appleseed (1955) 20,000 Leagues (1954) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Pinocchio (1940)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  71.  
  72.  
  73.  
  74. commons
  75. lawyer
  76. lawyer
  77. “ limited Times”
  78. 1790 “fourteen years” maybe x2
  79. to 42 (1831)
  80. 56 (1909)
  81. 59 (1962)
  82. 61 (1965)
  83. 63 (1967)
  84. 64 (1968)
  85. 65 (1969)
  86. 66 (1970)
  87. 67 (1971)
  88. 68 (1972)
  89. 70 (1974)
  90. 75 (1976)
  91. 95 (1998)
  92. Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
  93. aka
  94. Mickey Mouse Protection Act
  95. No one can do to Disney, Inc. what Walt Disney did to the Brothers Grimm
  96.  
  97. <refrain>
  98. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  99. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  100. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  101. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  102. </refrain>
  103. (3)
  104. different now
  105. 2002 regulated creativity
  106. 2002 regulated creativity
  107. law:
  108. ©
  109. ©
  110. ©
  111. ©
  112. ©
  113. “ publishing” to “copying”
  114. “ copies” to “derivative works”
  115. “ 14 years” to “life+70”
  116. technology:
  117. opaque creativity
  118. controlling uses
  119.  
  120.  
  121.  
  122.  
  123.  
  124.  
  125.  
  126. law + technology:
  127. law regulates “copies”
  128. uses
  129. unregulated
  130. unregulated read
  131. unregulated read give
  132. unregulated read sell give
  133. unregulated read sell give sleep
  134. unregulated ©
  135. unregulated © publish
  136. unregulated ©
  137. unregulated © fair use
  138. unregulated © quote
  139. uses
  140. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  141. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>regulated </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  142. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  143. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  144. enter the net
  145. every acts a copy
  146. every act’s a copy
  147. every act’s a copy
  148. unregulated uses
  149. regulated
  150. ©
  151. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  152. <del> “fair use”
  153.  
  154.  
  155. <http://aibopet.com> “ teach your Aibo jazz”
  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 .”
  157.  
  158.  
  159. uses <ul><li>unregulated </li></ul><ul><li>fair use </li></ul><ul><li>© </li></ul>
  160. uses <ul><li>© </li></ul>
  161. controlled creativity
  162. never more controlled
  163. term scope concentration
  164. term scope concentration
  165. term scope concentration
  166. never fewer more
  167. never fewer more
  168. never fewer more
  169. 1773
  170. control
  171. <refrain>
  172. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  173. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  174. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  175. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  176. </refrain>
  177. (4)
  178. you
  179. gnu
  180. transparent creativity
  181. free sharing
  182. common base
  183. create like it’s 1790
  184. proprietary v. free
  185. proprietary v. free
  186. for now
  187. <refrain>
  188. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  189. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  190. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  191. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  192. </refrain>
  193. (5)
  194. free code threatens
  195. threats to free code
  196. item: sw patents
  197. Mr. Gates on sw patents:
  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.
  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.
  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.
  201. Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  202. 4 years
  203. tiny changes
  204. tim changes
  205. q. todd changes
  206. apologists
  207. what have you done?
  208. “ excluding future competitors”
  209. defensive
  210. offensive
  211. what have you done?
  212. item: copyright wars
  213. homeric tragedy
  214.  
  215. $25,000
  216. insane rules whole world
  217. insane rules for the whole world
  218. broadcast flag
  219. mandated fritz chips
  220. “ police state in every computer”
  221. digital vigilantes
  222. “ a terrorist war”
  223. for what?
  224. “ to stop the harm”
  225. the harm: 5x -5%
  226. the harm: 5x -5%
  227. the harm: 5x -5%
  228. what have you done?
  229. <refrain>
  230. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  231. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  232. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  233. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  234. </refrain>
  235. (6)
  236. JC Watts
  237. “ If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” JC Watts
  238. 6 years
  239. what have you done?
  240. Boucher Cannon Hank Perritt
  241. eff.org
  242. do something
  243.  

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