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Reblogged from iamdanw:
This is what happens when Death Cab For Cutie put a video up on their site and their own record label takes it down with the DMCA
TARDIS: Back in time - British Record Industry Loses Fight to Extend Copyright
Further info at The Sound Copyright Blog
A radical new project designed to punish and reform illegal downloaders of copyrighted music could prove to be a huge money spinner for tech savvy investors. The Pirates Prisons Project aims to capitalize on the current copyright crunch by building 100s of 1000s of new prisons to house the unlimited supply of illegal internet users. If proposed legislation to criminalise billions of music fans goes ahead, the high probability of re-offending represents a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity to secure real financial gains for PPP shareholders.The ingenious shares scheme relies on the music industry's desire for economic dominance. However critics of doom and bust policies believe the music industry's strategy of using a failed business model is enevitably doomed to failure (See links below). Only (prison) time will tell. Prison/Copyright Reform Related
Two articles I wrote in 2006 warning of the impending copyright crunch:
- What if The Beatles had used Creative Commons Licenses?
- British Record Industry Loses Fight to Extend Copyright