Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COPYRIGHT POLICY, CREATIVITY, AND INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

On December 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force held a roundtable to discuss issues involving copyright and the internet raised in the recently released “Green Paper.”  A copy of the Green Paper can be found here or here.

1 comment:

Brad Davis said...

Maybe the idea that a person can sing a song and receive a dollar every time someone listens to it is absurd anyway. I would argue that copy-writes protect the interests of records companies (in the example of music)and are of little benefit to the consumer. Look at the quality of music that is produced and is available on the charts. We listen to what the record companies put in front of us. If we took the record companies out of the equation we wold have people producing music that are in it because they passionate about it and could still make a good living out of advertising, sponsorships, and some purchases etc. That music would become popular based purely on consumer preferences rather than multi-million dollar marketing campaigns.

Singing songs should not make anyone a billionaire.