[Cdn-DMCA] Copyright bill universally rejected --- onward to consumer bill of rights
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Thu Apr 18 16:04:16 EDT 2002
>I suggest using more accurate terms that everyone
>understands to avoid confusion and sharpen the discourse,
>even if it means typing a few extra words.
I've been thinking that it would be useful to have a "jargon file"
on the web giving phrases and words that get bandied about when
discussing copyright et al, their meanings and alternatives.
We've already mentioned several in this forum :
we could usefully add some from the legislation itself :
Fair Dealing (and probably "Fair Use" too)
and some common terminology
Infringement vs. Piracy
The idea being :
a) Inform people trying to understand what the hell we're talking about.
b) Remind ourselves why we like/dislike certain terms.
c) Raise awareness of the subtle propaganda war that's being waged (e.g.
how what the industries used to call infringement they now call piracy
whereas we would probably call it something completely different.
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