Crony copyrights

posted by
January 30, 2013
The American Conservative
by Jordan Bloom  
Posted in Commentary

"Today’s copyright law exhibits a pattern typical of crony capitalism -- regulations restrict new entrants and creators (DJs and other remix artists in the music field, for instance) to shore up the market position of current players (record labels). But there are now powerful business interests in favor of weakening copyright as well. In opposition to the Chamber of Commerce’s traditional support for strong IP protection was one reason that companies such as Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Google broke away to start the Internet Association, a trade group for online companies." (01/29/13)  

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