[Cdn-DMCA] Fwd: Patent lies- George Monbiot
russell at flora.ca
Wed Apr 10 10:52:00 EDT 2002
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Tom Trottier wrote:
> The question for us is where to draw the line, what is the proper
> balance. I think the alternative to patent and copyright is secrecy
> and obfuscation, just like we are fighting with TPM, and we should be
> arguing for some creator rewards as well as personal freedom.
Some of us are arguing that some types of monopolies, such as attacks
against private copying, oppose both creator rewards as well as personal
The belief that private copying of works is harm to the creator is a
myth as far as I'm concerned, so will obviously oppose any laws based on
that myth both as a creator and as a citizen.
Much of this discussion isn't about a ballance between creator and
citizen rights, but power-grabs by mega-media companies ("the hired help")
that are to the detriment of both creators and citizens.
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