From productive industries to greedy parasites …

How did the internet turn into such a nightmare for creative content makers?

Here is a summary by Chris Castle explaining matter of factly how Big Tech has been allowed to get away with the biggest wealth transfer in history.

From productive industries to greedy parasites …

http://musictechpolicy.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/copyright-erosion-how-dmca-misuse-became-a-multimillion-dollar-shakedown/

This wealth transfer has a consequence far greater than the fates of a few artists. The rationale for cutting Internet companies legal slack was to grow economies, not shrink them.

This snake is not getting bigger. It is devouring itself.

http://thetrichordist.com/2013/10/08/intellectual-property-our-forgotten-constitutional-right-fosters/

Around the world, Governments are considering copyright reform. Many consumers support anything that will give them more free goodies. This is short sighted, selfish, and self destructive. But it plays right into the hands of cynical big tech companies.

Consider the fruits of intellectual and artistic progress achieved over 400 years of regimes respectful of creators rights and copyright. Then compare the progress made in the last ten years of rampant copyright abuse.

Bottom line: Google has got richer. The world has got poorer. Not a recipe for progress. Google and Big Tech have to be taught that true innovation is not built on legalized theft.

About Costa Botes

I'm a freelance film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. I make mainly long form independent documentaries about characters I find interesting.
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