[NetBehaviour] Copyfarleft and Copyjustright.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Jul 24 14:36:00 CEST 2007
I very much agree with your text on this one & have also read these
books which are great...
> Quoting marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>:
> Mute have been excellent at publishing articles that constructively
> question received wisdom from free software, free culture and their
> opponents but I found that this article wasn't based on a good
> understanding of the issues.
> Like Lessig on a bad day, it accepts the starving artist lone genius
> mythology peddled by the RIAA and tries to protect artists from
> economic loss in the face of copyleft. This is a pre-Napster,
> pre-MySpace worldview that doesn't understand the economics of the
> music industry or the sociology of creativity. This is compounded by a
> failure to see the economic irony of copyleft, or how copyleft
> prevents alienation of labour value. And by ignoring other authors
> writings on the property question and IP; notably Stallman's "Why
> Software Should Not Have Owners" which would undermine its opening
> claims, and Lessig's writing on rent-seeking which would make some of
> its claims seem less novel.
> It's an interesting read but deeply flawed.
> I recommend the following books:
> "Free Software, Free Society" - Richard Stallman
> "Free Culture" - Lawrence Lessig
> "A Hacker Manifesto" Mackenzie Wark
> And the Mute issue "Beneath The Knowledge Commons".
> All are available in print or online.
> - Rob.
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