Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet: Copyright reform

Bunsnip offers a clear-headed transcript of Pamela Samuelson on Copyright Reform at the Berkeley Free Copyright Conference:

If you look at the Constitution and you look at the statements by the courts on what copyright is supposed to be about, you sort of say, “What happened?” Because Congress does seem to have abdicated its responsibility to pay attention to how the copyright law affects the public interest. And it’s done that over a period of years largely because the copyright industry people will come and say, “Oh this is so complicated, and you guys don’t have any expertise on this, so let us write the rules, and then once we get it straight amongst ourselves, we’ll bring it back to you and you can pass it, and everything will be fine.” And again, maybe that was not such a good thing ever, but it certainly isn’t such a good thing when now it’s our lives and the things that we do on a day-to-day basis that are being affected, and the doors are really shut to our kind of input into this process.

[via Boing Boing]


1 comment:

James said...

That's all very well, but do you know where I could find out news about shipping, possibly through some sort of shipping directory? I'm hoping to get more business inquiry, maybe using some sort of Indian free classifieds.

Nobody seems to do it though :(

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