Monday, February 11, 2013
Internet copyright law has to have public support if it's going to work; Guardian, 1/31/13
Cory Doctorow, Guardian; Internet copyright law has to have public support if it's going to work: "I know lots of people who disagree about when and whether it's OK to reproduce creative works without permission. There are long, thoughtful debates about how long copyright should last; whether publicly funded works should be treated the same as privately created ones; whether scientific and scholarly works should be freely available; what sort of works qualify as "creative", and, of course, what fair dealing/fair use should and should not allow. But while I know plenty of proud pirates, I don't think I've ever heard of someone standing up for the good, old fashioned plagiarism. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are different things, of course."