Why “reforming” copyright will kill it

posted by
August 21, 2016
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

[E]liminating the legal enforcement of DRM -- by criminal, mind, not civil law -- would effectively destroy all business models based on proprietary digital information, both in the 'information industries' as such and in manufacturing. And these are, mind you, the primary source of profit in today's global corporate economy. Interestingly enough, thinkers like Doctorow and Lawrence Lessig say they're not against copyright -- they just want to reform it and make it more reasonable. But from what we've seen above, it's absolutely dependent on police state measures like the DMCA and the 'intellectual property' provisions in 'Free Trade' Agreements like TPP for its survival in any remotely recognizable form." (08/21/16)


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