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[News] Open-source IP Explained and Copyrights Gone Insane

  • Subject: [News] Open-source IP Explained and Copyrights Gone Insane
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 02:55:20 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Open-source IP: Lessons from Marc Fleury

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| The critical components are related to brand, as Marc suggests. It is brand 
| that drives business, including in an IP-worshiping proprietary world. No one 
| buys from Oracle because of its patents. They buy because the brand suggests 
| something to the would-be buyer.   


The First Thanksgiving

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| Today we have record companies suing moms, we have artists suing record 
| companies, we have writers striking on the media. What has caused all of this 
| turmoil? Well the rise of the Internet of course!  


Red Hot Chili Peppers sue Showtime over "Californication"

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| I really like the song "Californication," but it's not an enforceable 
| trademark for the Red Hot Chili Peppers... 
| [...]
| I remember hearing people use the word "Californication" often in 
| conversations when I used to travel up there in 1997 - 1998 on business. 


RIAA, MPAA urge pro-copyright vows from presidential candidates

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| One question, for instance, asks: "How would you promote the progress of 
| science and creativity, as enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, by upholding 
| and strengthening copyright law and preventing its diminishment?"  


The industry has gone mad.


Fair use boosts US economy more than copyright 

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| The CCIA referred to recent estimates of the industry wide value added net 
| revenue of fair use versus copyright based industries. Copyright based value 
| amounts to $1.3 trillion, whereas fair use value amounts to $2.2 trillion, 
| according to the CCIA report. Thus the fair use contribution to the US 
| economy is 70 per cent greater than that of copyright.    


Creative Commons Artist Spotlight: Convey

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| Every week, we will introduce our readers to emerging musical artists who 
| choose to release their work under Creative Commons licenses. 


Nine Inch Nails' Open Source Remix Album Available as Free Torrent

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| Over the past few months, "multiple judges" at 9inchnails.com listened to 
| over 200 submissions to the Nine Inch Nails open source remix contest and the 
| 21 best remixes are now free to download via torrent or stream via the 
| website.   


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