[Cdn-DMCA] Creators Connecting
aland at ox.org
Sun Apr 14 10:33:05 EDT 2002
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca wrote:
> I certainly don't want to hold her up as an example of someone on "the
> other side" - trying to break this debate down into just two sides is
> probably a very bad idea, and her speech was mostly directed against
> corporate publishers, substantially the same people I oppose.
Here speech was also directed against users, too. She was angry
that people used her material without compensation, and without giving
her absolute control over their use of her material.
> But I do find it hard to agree completely with someone whose entire
> world view seems to be founded on the concept that control of work
> by authors is the number one priority and nobody else has any basis
> whatsoever to talk about having any rights at all with respect to
> creative work; and that's the message she conveyed to me.
I got that message, too. I don't understand it.
> I'm definitely in favour of our taking to the Writers' Union the messages
> that we are creative workers too, that all creation is aided by an
> environment where previous work is plentifully available, and that all
> creative workers should be working together.
I'm curious as to how they took my comments:
"I'm from FreeRADIUS.org. We're not interested in TPM's. We give
our copyrighted material away for free. Our business model is
I think that surprised people like Susan Crean. She has a certain
model of the world, and doesn't see how other models can work. She
expects that laws should be enacted to protect her current business
The representative from the Quebec writers guild (? I didn't get an
exact name) was also upset at the recent Supreme Court decision, and
proposed TPM's to keep control in the hands of the authors.
My comment to Gavriel State (Transgaming Technologies) was that if
you didn't understand the technologies involved, then the solutions
were much simpler.
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