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[News] Lessig on Intellectual Monopolies, Artists Need Not Rely on Copyrights

  • Subject: [News] Lessig on Intellectual Monopolies, Artists Need Not Rely on Copyrights
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:02:40 +0000
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Lessig on Copyright and Science at the University of Amsterdam

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| Last Friday, January 8, the University of 
| Amsterdam (I'm with the competition) handed 
| out an honorary doctorate to Harvard prof. 
| Lawrence Lessig, known to you all (I may 
| hope!) as one of the founding members of the 
| wildly successful Creative Commons project. 
| During the acceptance ceremony, he held one 
| of his keynote presentations - and one that 
| is required listening material for everyone. 
| And with everyone - I mean everyone.


Writers Can Prosper Without Intellectual Property

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| It is commonly supposed that, whatever its 
| moral and theoretical standing, intellectual 
| property is necessary for creators of written 
| works to make a living and â even more 
| importantly â to continue to create. Here, I 
| will set aside the theoretical status of 
| copyright, which is amply discussed in Stephan 
| Kinsella's Against Intellectual Property and 
| Michele Boldrin and David Levine's Against 
| Intellectual Monopoly. I will focus on existing 
| and emerging possibilities for writers to earn 
| a living in a world where no copyrights exist.



Songwriters Guild: Network Neutrality Means More Piracy

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| There has been an effort made by some to try
| to connect the totally unrelated issues of
| network neutrality and unauthorized file
| sharing together. There is no connection
| between the two, but that won't stop busy
| lobbyists from doing their best to drum up
| such a connection. Copycense points us to the
| news that Grover Nordquit's group has decided
| to push this line of nonsense by parroting
| claims by the Songwriter's Guild of America
| (SGA) that accepting net neutrality is akin to
| encouraging piracy. How? That's not clear,
| because there's really no connection at all.
| The best they can say is that net neutrality
| would prevent efforts to crack down on file
| sharing (except, every plan for net neutrality
| has explicitly had exceptions for such
| things). I've said it before and I'll say it
| again: I am not in favor of laws mandating
| neutrality, but the arguments made by those
| against it are so over-the-top ridiculous that
| it's actually making me wonder why. There are
| reasonable arguments against mandating
| neutrality, but these groups don't make them.

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