[Cdn-DMCA] Jargon file draft is online
kris at melon.org
Wed May 22 22:06:48 EDT 2002
On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 04:13:57PM -0700, Chris Brand wrote:
> It took a bit longer than I had hoped and still isn't complete, but I
> feel that there's enough there for people to get a feel for where it's
> going. the URL is http://www.digital-copyright.ca/copyright_jargon.shtml
> Comments on layout, style and content are all welcome. Probably directly
> to me unless you really feel that its an issue that needs discussion on
> the list.
> Note that I wanted to get something together quickly, with the intent of
> being able to move the words into a different format later if we want to.
I think anything with "Content" should be indicated to be newspeak when
used in reference to copyright.
The use of "content" is based in the content/presentation dichotomy
applied to a given work. The idea expressed is content, the form in
which it is expressed is presentation.
It's probably also worth noting that copyright (IIRC) is supposed to
protect expressions of ideas, not the ideas themselves - that is the
presentation, but not the content - so "content protection" falls
entirely outside the scope of copyright. (Hence its use qualifying as
Aside from that, it's quite good so far.
Kristofer Coward http://unripe.melon.org/
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