Public Knowledge Offering $1,000 For Creating A Better 'Copyright School' Video Than YouTube's

from the where's-copyright-man-when-you-need-him... dept

Following Google’s decision to create a misleading, myth perpetuating video, supposedly to teach people accused of infringement about copyright law… Public Knowledge has set up a contest offering $1,000 to whoever can create the “best” copyright school video that helps teach people about copyright. Quick! Someone break out the giant © symbol and call on Copyright Man to come help save the day…

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The eejit (profile) says:

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I don’t know, but I think you’ll find that your job is at risk of being outed as a hypocrisy the size of the Indian Subcontinent.

The point is that copyright and other IP law is like playing Minesweeper blindfolded, with one hand tied behind your back. The law should, ideally, be clear, concise and to-the-point. Not the tawdry mess it is today. It doesn’t promote progress and the arts; it propagates aloowing others to innovate, then suing them out of existence. That’s not the ‘free market’ that true capitalism is about.

So how about you base your arguments on facts, and not logic-twisting that would make the best contortionist in the world look like a rank amateur?

ComputerAddict (profile) says:

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“Your whole house is built out of cards”
That’d Be Sweet!

“You’re betting your life on how content you have no control over will be distributed.”
Yea… But so is the RIAA and MPAA. They bet on physical media distribution in the age of 50Mbps internet.. whoops.

“You never really had anything truly original to offer, did you?”
He had some cool T-shirts a while back, but really the reason we’re here is to get Mike’s opinion on issues. Otherwise we could just scrap CNN’s technology page, Engadget, and reddit ourselves.

“What’s it like, living your life as a lie”
I don’t know what it’s like, but I imagine it’s similar to living your life with your head in the sand, and I imagine you have a pretty good idea of what that feels like by now.


Mike Masnick (profile) says:

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You’re betting your life on how content you have no control over will be distributed.

It seems that statement would apply significantly more to you than to me. I’ve not bet my life on any such thing. You have. I’m just trying to help you handle the consequences of not just your bet, but your refusal to recognize how to make the most of your situation.

It’s really bizarre how you like to blame the messenger who’s trying to help you.

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