Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Ed Ward (captward) Sat 28 Jan 12 12:40
Let me toss something into the queue here about expiration of copyright. One of the big deals currently is that copyright expires in Europe 50 years after publication, if I'm not mistaken, and next year we're going to see the first of the Beatles catalog go public domain. Now, I doubt that Paul McCartney will starve as a result (not sure about Ringo), but I think we can expect that as time goes on, living people with marginal incomes may be affected by this, lesser-known performers, songwriters, etc. There could well be one of Gerry's Pacemakers out there who'd like a few extra quid. Is this being addressed, to you knowledge? Should it be?
Mike Godwin (mnemonic) Sat 28 Jan 12 12:42
<jonl>, I'm noticing some inkwell.vue links don't show more recent postings (e.g., posting #50 above) -- is this some sort of glitch, or a delay in propagation, or something else? I've been sharing links to folks outside the WELL, and I notice that some Web links stop with posting #49.
Rob Myers (robmyers) Sun 29 Jan 12 07:26
Copyright is generally 70 years after death in the EU, and an extension for recording copyright from 50 to 70 years after production was sneaked in last year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14882146 This was galling for those of us who'd beaten back the proposal the last couple of times, but given the white heat of entitlement that ageing pop musicians were focusing on the Eurocracy it was hardly surprising.
Ed Ward (captward) Sun 29 Jan 12 08:31
Ah, I missed that!
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Sun 29 Jan 12 10:36
Mike, to your question about the links: it sounds like the link was copied after using the "scroll" feature that specifies a specific range of links. I.e. if you spedified a link parameter &q=0-49 You would only see the first 49 posts. <gail> created an tinyurl link that will show the first page of the conversation, with a "more" link to subsequent pages: http://tinyurl.com/inkwell-godwin
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 30 Jan 12 06:36
http://beta620.nytimes.com/viewer/times-skimmer/ Big Victory on Internet Buoys Lobby: In some ways, it was the awakening of a generation that has come to rely on its right to digital freedom. What this did show is as a citizen in the Internet age, you have to add the Internet and your digital rights and liberties onto the list of things you need to be worried about if you want to retain your political freedoms, said Rebecca MacKinnon, a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of a book on digital rights, Consent of the Networked. A bit more background on how things came together over SOPA/PIPA and where things may go from here. Obviously a lot of folks will try to hitch their wagons to a so-called movement. I'm skeptical any movement exists. I do think their is a growing awareness of the issues of digital freedom - however ill defined. At this point I think it is more of a Don't Tread on Me stance. User's will react when provoked. The difficulties of definitions of assumed 'rights' are probably what prohibit more pro-active actions --- for the moment. What do you all think?
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 2 Feb 12 02:25
TPP - Looks like it's going to be the battle of the acronyms: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/son-of-acta-meet-the-next-secr et-copyright-treaty.ars
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