[politics] Re: [d@DCC] Senate Bill S-9
Ian! D. Allen
idallen at idallen.ca
Mon Nov 1 22:51:38 EST 2004
Chris Brand wrote:
> There's a big difference between "commissioning" something (paying
> somebody to create it for you) and buying something that is already
> (mass-)produced (like a car or software).
I don't think they are all that different. In all cases someone creates
something that another person gets for money. I see no significant
difference in whether the money came before the creation or after, or
whether the idea for the creation came from the person with the money or
the person doing the creating. I might even argue that most things are
co-creations with some people bringing money to the mix and some people
bringing talent, with many creations being a muddy mix of the two.
If a company hires a ditch digger to dig a ditch, is the ditch now the
creative property of the digger? Now change "ditch" to "photograph".
Now change "photograph" to "music". Now change "music" to "plastic
It's a muddy mess who should get first "copyright", if you ask me.
-IAN! Ian! D. Allen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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