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всем и каждому

6 June 2015 | Copyright, Music | 4 Comments

следом за “Вариациями Гольдберга”, чудесная Кимико Исидзака записала первый том “Хорошо темперированного клавира”, ровно так же открытый для свободного прослушивания и скачивания.

плюс, с другой стороны, Джеймс Кибби записал полную коллекцию органных произведений и тоже выложил работы в свободный доступ. это ли не прекрасно, да?


oh, it’s different for them

9 March 2015 | Copyright, Internet, Jurisprudence | No Comments

немножко будущих законов:

Physical counterfeiters can receive up to 10 years in jail under UK copyright law but should online pirates receive the same maximum punishment? A new report commissioned by the government reveals that many major rightsholders believe they should.

и сопуствующая дискуссия @ Slashdot.


for every $1000 of music sold, the average musician makes $23.40

14 February 2015 | Copyright, Economics | No Comments

немного цифр о музыке и сопутствующей индустрии — мне кажется, это все, что надо знать о так называемом “пиратстве”.


the audience-driven music distribution

19 November 2014 | Copyright, Economics | 1 Comment

тот самый Стив Альбини о музыкальном бизнесе тогда и сегодня:

There’s a lot of shade thrown by people in the music industry about how terrible the free sharing of music is, how it’s the equivalent of theft, etc. That’s all bullshit.

и вот еще, о богатстве выбора:

Imagine a great hall of fetishes where whatever you felt like fucking or being fucked by, however often your tastes might change, no matter what hardware or harnesses were required, you could open the gates and have at it on a comfy mattress at any time of day. That’s what the internet has become for music fans. Plus bleacher seats for a cheering section.

как тут не согласшься? прочитайте или посмотрите целиком.


назло себе

10 November 2014 | Copyright, Economics | No Comments

а вот интервью Кори Доктороу о копирайтах и продажах, а так же отрывок из его последней книги, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free:

Put it this way: it makes perfect sense that the lawyers at Universal Studios should have to talk to the lawyers at Warner Bros. when Universal decides to build a Harry Potter ride. But when a twelve-year-old wants to post her Harry Potter fan fiction or the Harry Potter drawings she made in art class on the Internet, it makes no sense for her to negotiate with Warner’s lawyers.

And moreover, there’s nothing wrong or new with making Harry Potter fanfic or drawings. Kids have been doing this forever; every successful artist learns her trade by copying the things she admires. Technically, copyright may have prohibited things like this before, but before the Internet, it was much more difficult for a rightsholder to discover that an offense was taking place, and there was very little pressure on intermediaries to police copyright on the rightsholders’ behalf. No one asked the companies that sold school notebooks to ensure that fanfic was never scribbled in their pages. No one asked art teachers to ensure their students were staying on the right side of copyright in their figure-drawing classes.


It’s impossible to control who loans a friend lunch money, but that doesn’t mean financial regulation is dead. It just means that financial regulation has to limit itself to the kinds of transactions that take place on an industrial scale, among industrial players.


Copyright is alive and well — as an industrial regulation. Copyright as a means of regulating cultural activities among private individuals isn’t dead, because it’s never been alive.

и дальше, вот еще один отрывок:

If you’re a publisher, label, or studio, the answer is simple: don’t let companies sell your goods with digital locks on them. And if a company refuses to sell your goods unless they can put their locks on your products? Well, you can be pretty sure that those locks aren’t there for your benefit.

иными словами, все ясно и четко: защищая свои работы DRM-like оберегами и тюремной стеной издательского права, вы ограничиваете их культурное воздействие и свою аудиторию. и совсем не факт, что даже эти оковы помогут вам заработать хоть на цент больше.


the ministry of love

5 November 2014 | Copyright, Jurisprudence, Politics, Privacy | 1 Comment

ну, еще немного про Австралию, там все чудеснее с каждым днем и веселее:

A series of slips by the nation’s top cop followed by communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has made Australia’s data retention bill even more of a potential horror than it seemed when it was introduced last week.

It started with the Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin saying that stored telecommunications metadata could be used to go after people who infringe copyright online. That statement, made on October 30, was unequivocal – he used the word “absolutely”.

интересно будет посмотреть, как сможет обычный гражданин тягаться с корпорациями, что станут бомбардировать суды одна за другой с требованиями о доступе к истории ваших интернет-посещений.

бороться, протестовать, вы скажете? да ладно, это же Австралия!

[Т]he Australian state of Victoria passed a controversial law giving police wide-reaching powers over protesters.

Police can now move on, fine or arrest people they believe are ‘causing or likely to cause’ obstructed access to buildings or impeding the movement of people or traffic, or people they anticipate may become violent. Additionally, courts can issue exclusion orders (bans on being in a designated public space for up to 12 months). Breaching a penalty order can result in two years’ imprisonment.

вот уж, право, годы крепостного каторжного права не уходят бесследно.


один из фрагментов извечного спора

3 October 2014 | Copyright, History | No Comments

к слову, вот две речи сэра Томаса Бабингтона Маколея, направленные против увеличения сроков действия авторского права, и произнесенные им в 1841 и 1842 годах соответственно. есть и перевод.

надо ли говорить, что сразу вспоминается один договор?


в праве на частную жизнь отказать

9 September 2014 | Copyright, Internet, Privacy | 1 Comment

а и в самом деле, просто расстрелять каждого случайного:

In a submission to the Australian Government on the issue of online piracy, the BBC Worldwide indicates that ISPs should be obliged to monitor their customers’ activities. Service providers should become suspicious that customers could be pirating if they use VPN-style services and consume a lot of bandwidth, the BBC says.

как говорится, ты виноват уж тем, что хочется мне кушать. а VPN там, или нет — c’mon, все это лишь детали, сегодня одни, завтра другие.


другая библиотека

27 August 2014 | Copyright, Music | No Comments

that simple:

Every friday, you will find a new recording here of one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1080 works, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society and many guest musicians.

разумеется, они будут стараться задушить нас копирайтом. навязать собственные представления о жизни и искусстве. но так же всегда будут и те, кому обязательно нужен чистый воздух. и кому мы обязательно скажем “спасибо”.



29 June 2014 | Censorship, Copyright | No Comments

программный опыт, натурально:

It’s a dangerous myth, that we should all need permission any time we’re getting value out of a piece of culture[1]. And it’s one that gets entrenched deeper each time we accept the idea that we’re able to make use of a work because a copyright owner is or would be OK with it, and not just because we have a basic right to participate in culture that is more fundamental than anybody else’s desire to maximize profits.


  1. like in ‘“unauthorized” means “unacceptable.”’  ↩