19 janvier 2012

USA to outlaw cultural sharing (SOPA)

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
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19 January 2012 : FBI shuts down megaupload / Anonymous retaliates / Megaupload song


1 commentaire:

HarryTuttle a dit…

"Through their numerous subsidiaries, today’s big six media conglomerates exercise an unprecedented influence on how issues relating to copyright are reported and possess an equally daunting ability to lobby key figures. Kirby Dick’s 2006 attempts to use surveillance tactics to reveal the identities of MPAA ratings board members (and, by extension, their mysterious rating criteria) in This Film Is Not Yet Rated was so fraught in part because of the sheer volume of marketers and copyright lobbyists going in and out of the MPAA offices. And it’s very likely that those same blurry figures are behind SOPA and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Regardless of how you feel about downloading a book, a movie, or some music, both bills have wider-reaching implications than merely preventing “piracy.” [..]
An Internet on which user-generated content is this tightly controlled and prone to copyright violation is more than reminiscent of the MPCC’s methods: it would leave little if any room on the Internet for producers working outside of the existing media companies, and little incentive for entertainers to pursue new ventures, for fear of litigation, keeping the technical know-how and freedom to innovate primarily in the hands of the big six.
The threat that monopolies pose to innovation is perhaps the most damaging aspect of industry tendencies. From the Eighties onward, the U.S. has shifted away from manufacturing and toward an economy based on intellectual property and services. [..]"
Violet Lucca (Film Comment; 25 Jan 2012)

... finally! :)