Wednesday, May 04, 2005
One click over the line!
Yikes! Susan Crawford had her hands full at the NYC Bar Association panel here. She writes:
RIAA: Copyright law is about control. Other Guys: Copyright law is about encouraging innovation.Read her account here.
RIAA: Copyright infringement is immoral and is destroying small songwriters. Other Guys: The content industries should embrace online business models.
I had to be a very active moderator, so I couldn't take notes. All I could do was write words in the margin of my pages -- words like "democracy," and "respect," and "infringement machine." I didn't have to actually yell at any point, but it was close.
The audience had a lot of questions too. The questions seemed to be coming from people who weren't very sympathetic to the record labels. But, again, I couldn't take notes -- I was too busy keeping the panelists from jumping down the questioners' throats.
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