Saturday, June 18, 2005

Copyright musings

David Rowan wrote quite a good piece in the Times about the “creative industries” (a phrase that I detest) and their use of copyright to stifle creativity. As far as I'm concerned, copyright is already longer than it needs to be to fulfil its purpose, which is to grant a limited-term monopoly on creative works in order to encourage their creation, and the lobbying of the Suits is lengthening it further to line their pockets and to the detriment of wider society.

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