Posts tagged “civil liberties”
That’s right, kiddies, copying is not theft! Time to forget the propaganda that you are fed every time you pop a dvd into the player. Oh, it is still a crime thanks to our draconian Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but it is not theft, so don’t feel like you are stealing, because you aren’t. Case in point: Nina Paley. Watch below as she describes how she makes a good living as a digital artist living without copyright. She is an exemplar for the digital age. After the jump, you can actually watch her feature film that she created and gave to the world, free of charge, via the Creative Commons’ Share Alike license.
Note: I publish Fortuna Faveat under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
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This is some must-see TV if there ever was such a thing, but don’t expect to see this interview on any of the mainstream media networks. They are (almost completely) ignoring the story [CNN (the singular hit)- Fox News - MSNBC - ABC News - CBS News]. This compares to those same news organizations cacophonous coverage of the Iranian “twitter” uprising this summer [CNN - Fox News - MSNBC - ABC News - CBS News]. Again I ask, if it is good enough for Iranians, why isn’t it good enough for Americans?
You can watch today’s full episode of Democracy Now!, as always, in the right sidebar. For those of you that want to see with just how much ease our government can swoop into your home, steal your possessions and detain you in your underwear, here are Mr. Madison’s motion (PDF) and his lawyer’s supporting declaration (PDF), courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; attached to the declaration are copies of the search warrant, an inventory of the seized items, and the original criminal complaint.
If you think this story doesn’t concern you, think again.
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