I'm a young media futurist unencumbered by old ideals, or models. I have an insatiable desire for music.
I grew up on the internet, as such I have an developed an amazing grasp of the fundamental workings of the internet and how it affects our culture.
In an effort to learn as much as possible, and educate other at the same time I blog at TheIndieDigest.com. My work has been well received and is another essential voice in the discourse of the future of media.
But thats the catch now isn't it. You don't really need to worry about protecting your copyrights. Your brand sure, but the individual copyrights... especially in such an ecosystem as the internet where copying is, well to be expected.
Oh and thanks for the link Mike, woke up to a nice surprise in my RSS reader with this post.
"even if they're offering something for free to anyone who downloads it, they are not giving up their distribution rights"
Well, yes they are. You may not like it, but I'm afraid the internet kind of lives of this. Offering their content for free on p2p networks (making available) is comparative to giving up their distribution rights. They are making the content freely available.
At the very least it can no longer be copyright infringement if the copying is authorised and therefore not infringement.
This has become perhaps the most unpopular piece of policy in many years. Every single respected IT, hell any technologically inclined person can not only see how a filter like this cannot work. They can also see the horrifying slippery slope it starts.
Fact of the matter is, none of us are for it. The only reason it is still being pushed for is because "Senator" Conroy is trying to save face. I highly doubt they will get another term.
Thankfully the internet sees filtering as damage and simply reroutes around it.
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