A TED talk to point out the stupidity of Copyright Mathematics


A great talk by Rob Reid on how copyright numbers are fudged to the point that they stop making sense. From a job loss number that exceeds the total number of jobs the music & movie industry had in the 90’s, to the magical $150,000 number copyright owners claim to lose for every song copied. How in the world is that possible?

As a bonus, take a look at this TED talk by Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity, and how we’ve become a culture of consuming content rather than creating it, and how that has shifted power from the the regular consumers to big recording companies. A similar theme can been seen in Clay Shirkys Amazing book , the cognitive surplus. It’s time we removed this ridiculous copyright laws.

Copyright is for losers.

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