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[News] Why Intellectual Monopolies Won't Work

  • Subject: [News] Why Intellectual Monopolies Won't Work
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:38:57 +0000
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Free Is Not An Aberration; It's Basic Economics

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| First, this is hogwash. Most newspapers 
| and magazines make the majority of their 
| money from advertisements anyway, so 
| putting their content out there for free 
| is hardly taking away serious revenue. 
| Newspaper subscription fees don't even 
| cover the printing and delivery costs. 
| Magazine subscriptions are just as cheap. 
| You know all those "deals" that give you 
| magazine subscriptions for next to 
| nothing? That's because subscription 
| revenue is meaningless. Ad revenue is what 
| matters.


Once Again: People Want To Share The News

,----[ Quote ]
| Lots of folks have been sending in the 
| "news" about news consumption from a new 
| Pew study. A lot of the attention being 
| paid to the study focuses on how more 
| people are using the internet for news 
| than newspapers, but that was an obvious 
| trend. What I find a bit surprising is how 
| few people seem to be talking about one of 
| the other findings: that so many people 
| are actively involved in "shared news." 
| That is, they either share news links or 
| get news links from others on a regular 
| basis.


Supreme Court Says Courts Still Have Jurisdiction Over Unregistered Copyrights

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| In appealing the settlement, it was noted 
| that many of the freelancers had not 
| registered their copyrights. Now, as you 
| hopefully know, you automatically get 
| copyright on any new content as soon as 
| it's set in tangible form, but if you 
| decide to register it, it gives you 
| additional privileges and remedies against 
| infringement.


Music without copyright

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| Hmmm...think it would make a lot of 
| difference to the world if they lost the 
| $1.6 million from the albums? Without 
| copyright they'd only make $22.8 million 
| from touring...You might almost think it 
| would be worth it to them to give the 
| recorded music away for free to promote 
| their concerts... 



Disney's Takedown Of Roger Ebert's Tribute To Gene Siskel

,----[ Quote ]
| Notice that they think it's Disney again.
| How nice of them to repeatedly take down the
| videos of Ebert's tribute to his close
| friend. Just like copyright law intended.

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