[d@DCC] Response to Globe Article on unauthorized downloading
russell at flora.ca
Wed Aug 10 17:58:14 EDT 2005
Wallace J.McLean wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sydney Weidman <syd at plug.ca>
> Date: Monday, August 8, 2005 5:52 pm
> Subject: [d at DCC] Response to Globe Article on unauthorized downloading
>>Sharing should not take place against the
>>will of copyright holders.
> Why not?
Because many of us would never create in the first place if someone
else set the terms of when and how things are "shared". There are
different people in this forum that have different interests, and mine
is to protect creators' rights *FROM the backward thinking in Bill C-60,
not to take away creators' rights.
Where things fail badly in the current copyright debate is not
whether incentives are required for creativity, but the false suggestion
that all creators want the same incentives. If all I had available to
me as a creator was a "right of remuneration" (Royalty payments,
monopoly rents, etc), then I would be no more likely to create than
Microsoft would be if the concept of a royalty fee was abolished. We
each want to have our moral and material rights protected, but wish to
express them in totally different ways.
I find what Microsoft/CAAST, CRIA, CMPDA and others are doing to be
entirely hypocritical given they are trying to revoke creators' rights
in the claimed name of protecting it.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
2066+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording,
Motion Picture and "software manufacturing" industries from change...
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