When Copyright Goes Bad

This is a timely, well spoken short video, clearly explaining the issues surrounding copyright from both a consumer and business perspective.  Three cheers for Ben Cato Clough and Luke Upchurch, creators of the work over at www.a2knowledge.com – also the folks featured in the video, namely

Fred Von Lohmann – Electronic Frontier Foundation
Michael Geist – University of Ottawa Law School
Jim Killock – Open Rights Group
Hank Shocklee – Co-founder of Public Enemy.

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A film by Ben Cato Clough and Luke Upchurch.

Suddenly, copyright rules no longer do what they are supposed to do. They have gone bad.

This is a film about how copyright has become one of the most important consumer issues of the digital age; why corporate lobbying risks criminalising the actions of hundreds of thousands of people; and what the future holds for the fight for fairer copyright laws.

When Copyright Goes Bad is an introduction to the renegotiation of copyright and is for anyone interested in how copyright is affecting consumers. It features some of the key players in the copyright debate, including:

Fred Von Lohmann – Electronic Frontier Foundation; Michael Geist – University of Ottawa Law School; Jim Killock – Open Rights Group; and Hank Shocklee – Co-founder of Public Enemy.

For more visit http://www.A2Knetwork.org/film

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  1. “When you think about where we are headed in the future I think the issue frankly is whether or not we get a more flexible and enabling copyright today or in two years, or we spend twenty years fighting about it – eventually we get there.

    The demographics say it, the technology says it, the user experiences say it, frankly the business people ought be saying it to.

    The countries that recognise that and try to come up with forward looking approaches today are going to be winners, those that spend the next ten or twenty years fighting over these issues, only to find they got it all wrong, are going to find themselves left behind.”

    Dr Michael Geist – University of Ottawa Law School (speaking in video)

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