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Re: <nettime> WSJ: Can Copyright Be Saved?
Heiko Recktenwald on Sat, 8 Nov 2003 12:14:58 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> WSJ: Can Copyright Be Saved?


The subject reminds me to my slogan: Save copyright, fight DRM.

Copyright nd DRM are two completely different things anyway. Copyright is
something human, a social something, DRM is technic. Copyright has
exeptions and an end, DRM not. DRM kills copyright as a social thing, DRM
is just tyranny. The main point is: You cannot obey the law if you cant
break it, if you cant break it, thats DRM, the law just disappears.

It is a strange optic to say the digital times kill copyright. They have
made copying just easier. A lot of people used Napster etc, but not all.

And so on. Nothing against creative commons, it is just another use of
copyright.


H.





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