Tag Archives: Artists for copyright

The Free Internet will not set you free

A well argued piece from someone with real skin in the game. “For the Internet to progress, for society to progress, we need an Internet where businesses operate on principles that respect individuals, not just exploitation and the bottom line.” … Continue reading

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Principles for an ethical and sustainable internet

The internet is just a tool. And it is far more robust than technological utopians say it is. We should never be slaves to a tool, or allow our best interests to be ruled by a few monopolistic gatekeepers who … Continue reading

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Hey Google? Don’t be Evil … Hypocrites

Trust Google to explore the far reaches of hypocrisy: Google pretends to care about human rights | Vox Indie.  

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Victims of Freeloading Talk Sense

I have excerpted some pertinent bits of writing on the topic of copyright and freeloading which I think contribute intelligently to the debate. The following pieces have been lightly edited to clarify the context. The source blog is here: http://north.com/thinking/the-internet-could-not-care-less-about-your-mediocre-band/”>; … Continue reading

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Debating with pirates – “Opposition is futile”

A week or so ago, I found a web site offering links where users could download one of my movies for free. And not just the movie, but all the DVD extras as well. I sent them the following message: … Continue reading

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Copyleft Mythbusting

There’s an unseen but titanic struggle going on between old world concepts of intellectual property rights, and the online digital media lobby, who are seeking to drastically redefine, and even dismantle traditional copyright. We could call these forces the ‘copyleft’, … Continue reading

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