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January 26, 2005


COMMENTS

1. Luis Villa on January 26, 2005 5:56 PM writes...

In the category of 'things that are very confusing', a good friend of mine (and the nephew of the director of EOP) has this post on the DHB project. He's fairly angry, and seemingly with good reason. I'm conflicted, because the point DHB is trying to make is a good one, but it seems like his side of the story deserves equal coverage. Hope you all will read his post and give it some top-level linkage.

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2. Brad Hutchings on January 26, 2005 6:33 PM writes...

I'm sure that Cory Doctorow fully researched this situation and made sure there was no "other side" before advocating:

This could be a seminal moment in technology liberty. It's a brilliant campaign on Downhill Battle's part. I hope you'll participate.

<sarcasm>

A shame he doesn't stand up to someone who would sue his ass into terminal poverty. That would be entertaining.

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3. Brad Hutchings on January 26, 2005 6:39 PM writes...

Tried to post a comment on jbz's blog, but apparently, my words are too incindiary. The follow here:

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Hi jbz,

I found your blog entry linked from Copyfight. I think the most disappointing thing about the Eyes controversy is that those promoting the protest never seem to have bothered to ask the rights holders. Truly, these people have no regard whatsoever for copyrights other than as a legal obstacle to them getting what they want in what format they want it for free. They have yet to provide any evidence of wanting anything else. Just ask, and you get the same answers intertwined with baseless ad hominems against "evil" or "incompetent" rights holders.

You point out that copyrights don't just fuel past creator's demands for residuals, but also enable future production along the lines of the original works. Commercial art is not just the products that make it to the market, but the process that creates more.

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