Dear Hollywood: The 'Stakeholders' For Copyright Policy Don't Fit In A Room

from the that's-one-big-room dept

Last week, we wrote about Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel first demanding a magic stop piracy button from Google, followed by his request to sit down and meet with "the government" and representatives of "Silicon Valley" in a room. As we responded, that meeting is going on already, and it's happening online with the public -- the more important stakeholder, whom Emanuel has totally left out of the equation.

Ali Sternburg points us to a tweet from Nate Otto, in which he basically makes the same point, but much more concisely:
I'm tired of Hollywooders thinking IP policy "stakeholders" fit in a room & don't include the public.
It's such a simple and important point that I wanted to repost it here. It needs to be repeated over and over again.

Ever since Hollywood lost the SOPA/PIPA fight, they keep claiming, over and over again, that Silicon Valley needs to get in a room with them. Chris Dodd has done it a bunch of times -- and each time we've asked why he doesn't actually go online and talk to the public. Now Ari Emanuel has done it too, and we need to repeat a paraphrase on Nate's tweet above.
Copyright's stakeholders don't fit in a room and must include the public, by definition
Any time we hear a demand for a company to do some sort of backroom deal on copyright, we need to remember and remind people:
Copyright's stakeholders don't fit in a room and must include the public, by definition
I doubt it will sink it, but perhaps if we remind them enough, they'll finally start to realize it.

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    G Thompson (profile), 5 Jun 2012 @ 12:53am

    Re: Re: Re: How to phrase it:

    We are the world,
    we are the humans
    we are the ones that are sick of all this bullshit

    In a perfect world..
    we'd own our cultural works
    we'd share and then we'd build upon them

    But it seems to us
    that you just want the cash
    and treat us with contempt and disrespect

    We are the world,
    we are the humans
    we are the ones that are sick of all this bullshit

    So it's time to take
    back what we all really own
    to give the world, and future children their heritage

    Now if that involves
    destroying what you are
    then really, we don't give a flying fuck



    There.... and I transformed an old song by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie no less ;)

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