One of my motivations for starting this blog is the shocking lack of balance in discussion of copyright and related issues on the Internet. Want a blog arguing that copyright law is far too strong, that content owners routinely abuse the law, that DRM is evil, and that the real problem isn’t piracy, but instead copyright owners’ efforts to fight it? Those are a dime a dozen. But just try to find blogs taking the side of copyright owners, championing the value of copyright, arguing why infringement is wrong, or that DRM is a useful tool. There are a few, but best stick to reading copyright owners' legal briefs -- not the blogs. Copyright owners actually have a pretty good story to tell; they just haven't chosen to tell it in the blogosphere. The goal here is to play a part in changing that.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Welcome to Copyrights & Campaigns
Welcome to Copyrights & Campaigns. My plan for this blog is to provide a forum for analysis of copyright, First Amendment, and related issues from a reasonable pro-copyright-owner perspective, with emphasis on the interaction of these issues with campaigns and the political process.