[LAU] This could affect all of us.

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Fri Sep 7 13:11:02 CEST 2018

On Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:54:36 +0200
David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> jonetsu <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> writes:
> > On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 12:22:47 +0200
> > Anders Hellquist <lau at hellquist.net> wrote:
> >  
> >> My understanding is the the proposed changes are like copyright on
> >> steroids. You can not link to articles, files of sites unless you
> >> have explicit permission to do so..  
> >    
> >> That is in my mind the end of the internet as concept and a change
> >> towards only controlled sites can provide information.  
> >
> > Let's take a use case to illustrate.  If Sound on Sound magazine
> > does not object to having a public article of theirs being freely
> > shared, who will then enforce the restriction despite the authors'
> > will and on what basis ?  
> The respective country's bilateral partner of the copyright society
> that Sound on Sound had to sign a contract with in order to get into
> standard distribution channels.  

And who would that be ?

> The artists' will in concrete
> matters of copyright is of rather marginal importance since they have
> to sign a significant part of their rights over in order to get
> coverage.  

And of course the world is not made only of Ariana Grande and co.

> If the artists would in any manner be a driving force of
> copyright enforcement, extending copyright beyond their death would
> be absurd rather than a powerful asset in the hand of the media
> industry.

Copyrights usually are lasting a but after.

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