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[News] The 'IP Lawyers' Fan Club at IAM Worried About Revolt Against IP

  • Subject: [News] The 'IP Lawyers' Fan Club at IAM Worried About Revolt Against IP
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 18:14:50 +0100
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It's time for the IP fightback to begin, says LESI president

,----[ Quote ]
| In the next IAM, which goes to the printers this Wednesday, 
| we are running a letter from Adam Liberman, the current 
| president of LES International. He got in touch with us on 
| the back of the Broken Brand story we ran in the last issue 
| of the magazine, which dealt with the negatve perceptions 
| that IP so often creates within the business world, the 
| political class and among the general public. Liberman 
| acknowledges that there is a serious problem and makes a 
| few suggestions as to how the IP community can set things 
| straight. 
| [...]
| Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to learn 
| that I think Liberman is absolutely correct. I sense that a 
| growing number of people within the big and diverse IP 
| community are also coming to understand just how serious 
| things have become. We already have the IP Brand 
| Development Group, but this is only a start. The simple 
| truth is that there is a great IP story out there just 
| waiting to be told. What we need is a concerted campaign to 
| make sure that this happens. If it doesn't, the IP backlash 
| is only going to get stronger. IAM stands read to play its 
| part. What about you? 


Meanwhile they indoctrinate kids to love 'IP'.


Wait, Was That An RIAA Education Campaign... Or Is It About Turning
Schoolkids Into Unpaid Shills?

,----[ Quote ]
| Of course, since we were suggesting more reasonable responses to
| the RIAA's proposals, why not have those same kids do a class
| project where they talk about artists who have embraced what their
| fans want, and have showed that it's possible to do quite well
| with models that don't involve going to war with your best fans.


RIAA Asks Schoolkids To Assist With Propaganda

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| We wrote about Music-Rules! and similar industry propaganda
| efforts in May, outlining some of their falsehoods and biases. For
| instance, the RIAA tells kids, "Never copy someone else's creative
| work without permission from the copyright holder" â omitting the
| important right to make creative fair use of existing content. It
| also coins a misleading term, "songlifting," (which the curriculum
| says is "just as bad as shoplifting"). Perhaps most disturbing of
| all given that the curriculum is supposed to be adopted by
| schools, it teaches kids bad math as part of its lessons on peer
| to peer file-sharing.


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