[d@DCC] Lawrence Lesig advocates blank media tax

John Lange john.lange at bighostbox.com
Thu Aug 19 02:57:50 EDT 2004


The content would be identified by the digital watermark which would be
added when the content was added to the system and optionally registered
for copyright.

Non marked (older) content can also be identified fairly easily just as
it is now using digital finger prints (md5 hashes) and even just the
file names.

Regards,

John Lange

On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 19:46, Seth Johnson wrote:
> Identified how?
> 
> :-)
> 
> 
> Seth
> 
> John Lange wrote:
> > 
> > You wouldn't be counting types, you would be counting the actual content
> > and then compensating the creator of those works.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > John
> > 
> > On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 21:20, Seth Johnson wrote:
> > > You can't count works of a type, because people develop new types freely.
> > > So easy to game, so irrelevant even without gaming.
> > >
> > >
> > > To put it in a pithy way:
> > >
> > > There is no spoon.
> > >
> > >
> > > Seth
> > >
> > >
> > > John Lange wrote:
> > > >
> > > > In short; "... monitor how many items of each content were distributed.
> > > > On the basis of those numbers, then artists would be compensated ... by
> > > > an appropriate tax.
> > > >
> > > > This closely describes the copyright levy on blank media system we
> > > > currently have in place in Canada.
> > > >
> > > > So how do the people on this list feel about this concept?
> > 
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