Musical copyright rant
- Copyright does help people protect their works from change or distribution.
- Copyright does often incentivize and reward creative innovation
- Honestly not sure if this increases the quantity or quality of works,
but the current system seems set a pretty high bar!
- Gotta keep your baby safe!
- Shouldn’t keep your baby locked up for life + 70 years. Let it live a little!
- Content innovation may be locked, but so is format/accessibility innovation
- Discovering copyright details is difficult when all you see in a ©
- Permissive copyrights are seldom used, though it’s hard to know for sure.
- Copyright encourages people to take from the commons, but not give back
- Copyright teaches people to fear other human influence on ideas
- Copyright is too long
My 3 far-fetched wishes:
- Copyright term reduced to life + 25 (I’d settle for life + 50 (the Berne
Convention minimum) as a
- The typical creator seriously considers using Creative Commons instead of
“all rights reserved” for community-oriented works, and will be celebrated for
- Rather than a single © symbol and the copyright holder, we should provide
summarized details on the restrictions and permissions and contact information