23 Nov 2006

Open everything

Like Shakespeare and Dickens, they will become public property. Hooray. At least that is the theory. In practice, the recording industry has been lobbying at 78 revs a minute to get this period extended to - wait for it - 95 years or even longer than that (life plus 70 years) if they can get away with it.
excellent article from Victor Keegan

This is my article on open source lets shrink the market and the state, and just do it for pleasure and creativity.

Open source economics is a powerful alternative to corporate capitalism and state planning.

You will note also from todays Guardian that Mick Hucknall's creative energies will dry up unless copyright is extend for over 50 years...may be Mick could do something else when he becomes a pensioner.

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