April 2005

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

« THE FUTURE (as I see it) | Main | A Quickie for all the Classical Music Fans Out There »

December 21, 2004

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf68d53ef00d8346d5e7369e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video: Professor Ed Felten on Technology, Politics, and the Fight to Control Digital Media:

Comments

To be absolutely clear: I don't condone copyright infringement, whether via P2P or otherwise. When I talk about copyright, I'm not talking in code. I'm not playing a game in which I hint at positions that I support but don't state.

My concern is that overbroad regulation, motivated by copyright, is squelching new creativity. When I talk about ordinary people participating in culture, I'm talking about participating as creators. I have no problem with enforcement of copyright against people who mindlessly republish copyrighted songs or movies on the Net.

I do talk a lot about the non-enforceability of proposed regulations. The worst outcome of all is to have overbroad regulation that deters legitimate creativity but fails to prevent infringement. I fear that's where we're headed.

I think it is very important to be careful about attributing "implicit" views to others. You might want to consider revising the text of your post.

The comments to this entry are closed.