Help Copia Draft A Statement Of Innovation Principles

from the promoting-innovation dept

Last week, we announced the new website for the Copia Institute and talked about our philosophy of hacking policy through innovation, not lobbying. This week, we're inviting everyone to get involved in one example of this philosophy in action.

In this world of rapid technological innovation, nobody can truly claim their efforts stand alone. Everything is built upon previous innovations, and everyone benefits from those who took a pro-innovation stance when building their businesses and technologies. Today, everyone bears some of the responsibility for ensuring that we continue to promote innovation rather than stymie it, and it’s to that end that Copia is creating the Statement of Innovation Principles: a clear, robust statement for innovative companies to sign on to, laying out a variety of principles they intend to uphold in order to promote future innovation, ranging from how they deal with data and intellectual property to how they structure their APIs and developers’ kits.

We started this project in March at our 2015 Inaugural Summit, where we presented an initial version of the statement to a roundtable of General Counsels from innovative companies, then opened up a revised draft for discussion with everyone present. There were lots of interesting points raised at the summit, and you can watch the full roundtable discussion for some background on the project:

Based on all the comments and ideas from the summit we've made another round of revisions to the Statement, and we have now published the updated draft and are seeking feedback from the public. We've included some notes on key questions that were raised at the Summit and which we feel deserve further discussion, as well as a list of possible additional principles that were proposed but haven't yet been adopted into the complete list. We'd really love the community here at Techdirt to get involved, since we know you have a deep understanding of and interest in these issues, so we hope you'll head over to the project page on the Copia site where you can read the current draft and leave comments on individual points or the document as a whole. We look forward to hearing what you have to say, and will be incorporating the feedback into a new draft later this year.

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    The Great Hoot-owl, 30 Jun 2015 @ 12:05pm

    "we have now published the updated draft" After only THREE MONTHS? Slow down, you reckless devils!

    "seeking feedback from the public." -- to simulate grass-roots interest in what corporate "General Counsels" propose.

    "We've included some notes on key questions that were raised at the Summit and which we feel deserve further discussion" -- Summit! HA, HA! ... And that just means you've limited the field to acceptable.

    "We'd really love the community here at Techdirt to get involved" -- because no else has. Again, trying to gin up grass-roots support. Otherwise, one must pay $899 per year just for a view of The Masnick.

    "since we know you have a deep understanding of and interest in these issues" -- Thanks! More soft soap, please. (So it's on how to pirate content? Because what else are the fanboys expert at?)

    "so we hope you'll head over to the project page on the Copia site" -- "so" is a non-sequitur typical of fuzzy thinking, and the "hope" repeating the begging is the key take-away.

    "We look forward to hearing what you have to say, and will be incorporating the feedback into a new draft later this year." -- Oh, boy, a NEW draft!

    After SEVENTEEN YEARS, Masnick has made yet another start on getting other people to come up with a few woozy ideas on HOW TO innovate, not innovations.

    Here's how the emails went:
    Masnick: Hey, minion, time for another promo on Copia.
    Minion: Uh, okay... What's the hook?
    Masnick: Am I paying you for questions? Just do a blurb.

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      Nigel Lew (profile), 30 Jun 2015 @ 1:04pm

      Re: "we have now published the updated draft" After only THREE MONTHS? Slow down, you reckless devils!

      Great stuff. Glad I had a few minutes to watch it.

      Its sad the ignorant git above me fails to realize that panel was comprised of companies that actually innovate and do stuff.

      I wont bother trying to explain how and why policy makers make that sorta thing damn near impossible to you.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jun 2015 @ 8:27pm

    There once was an out of the blue
    Who hated the process of due
    Each film that he'd paid
    Was DMCAed
    And shoved up his ass with a screw

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