On 14/7/09 9:36 PM "ada_list-request(a)list.waikato.ac.nz"
so, perhaps the position to take, and one that might
provoke people to
think and might also catch some news-space, is to tell people that we
dont want copyright at all...
just thinking aloud a thought I had the other night:
how about an overall tax/fee rather than individual copyright payments? like
a broadcasting fee for the internet but tailored to usage parameters. might
require some pretty severe, privacy-invading tracking of content though if
the resulting revenue-pie was to be split fairly...
so the idea might be backward-thinking garbage, but I think if there was no
constant pay/steal right/wrong pressure, people's download behaviour would
be much more balanced - i.e. just what they actually want, and not all
series of the wire at once (just in case its a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity). after all, most download-type entertainment is pretty crap,
and that's a lot easier to realise if there's no entry fee associated with
or am I barking up completely the wrong tree?