Warning From a Student of Democracy's Collapse
REAL WORLD ECONOMICS: STRONG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS DON'T WORK
READ MY LIPS: DIGITAL FILES ARE NOT THE SAME AS CD'S
Stanford law prof. writes that intellectual property isn't the same as tangible stuff. It's wrong to use property law. Free riding, such as file sharing, is good, not bad, for the market.
STRONG IP ENFORCEMENT: GOOD FOR ENTERTAINMENT BIZ, BAD FOR SOCIETY
From the Consumer Project on Technology
ACCORDING TO HISTORY, RIAA TAKES THE WORST POSSIBLE STRATEGY
Harvard Law Prof says blocking technology generates worst possible result for society AND the recording industry. Best is to accept technology and develop new business models.
CORY DOCTOROW SAYS DRM VERY, VERY BAD
Digital rights management (DRM) systems don't work, are bad for society, are bad for business, and are bad for artists.
REPORT SAYS STRICT COPYRIGHT LAWS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
Committee for Economic Development advocates balance between the rights of content creators and the public.
"THE TYRANNY OF COPYRIGHT?"
Is copyright law curbing our freedoms and making it harder to create anything new?
WHILE AMERICA OBSESSES OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, THE REST OF
THE WORLD INNOVATES.
CONSUMER MUSIC PRICE STUDY
VERIFIES MUSIC IS TOO EXPENSIVE
Consumers expect $5 per album
discount for downloaded music. Optimal price for
CD is $13, for downloaded CD $8.
ECONOMICS ANALYSIS OF FILE
People share files as insurance
against paying for music they don't want or that is
ONLINE MUSIC STORES
... A RACE FOR LOSERS
... STORES HAVE TO DIFFERENTIATE AS COMPETITION
PAPER SAYS DIGITAL RIGHTS
SYSTEMS DISTORT COPYRIGHT LAW
They don't provide Personal
MP3'S ARE NOT THE DEVIL
By Orson Scott Card
Essay's gems: "How to Teach Your Customers to Hate You", "[L]et's get back to the real world, instead of wasting any more time on the petty and mostly self-inflicted problems of rich but badly-managed corporations."
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN SCARED OF AND BATTLED TECHNOLOGY
... STARTED WITH THE PHONOGRAPH IN 1877 AND CONTINUED WITH RADIO, CASSETTE RECORDERS, MP3 PLAYERS, AND NOW P2P.
... TODAY’S FIGHT IS SIMILAR TO THE 90'S BATTLE OVER ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY.
TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS DON'T WORK
Congressional Testimony Of Dr. Edward Felten from Princeton. Regulatory mandates won’t reduce infringement and will retard future technologies that could resolve copyright issues.
PUBLIC POLICY: DATA SHOWS COPYRIGHTS DO NOT HELP
RIAA DOESN’T GET IT: THE FUTURE
"The Support Economy:
Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the
Next Episode of Capitalism"
CAGE: COPYRIGHT LAW NEEDS TO CHANGE
Bars can't have TVs bigger than
55 inches. Teddy bears can't include tape decks. Girl
Scouts who sing "Puff, the Magic Dragon" owe
DIGITAL DENIAL, FROM FORRESTER
Digital media will transform
the music and film industries - whether they like it
THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND THE
"Digital changes in music
have given us amateur production and distribution, but
left intact professional control of fame."
LAWRENCE LESSIG: THE "DINOSAURS"
ARE TAKING OVER http://www.businessweek.com
STILL NOT GETTING IT: FOCUSING
ON ENCRYPTION, NOT BUSINESS MODELS
The music industry's tactics
are compared with the "War on Drugs" - "an
expensive, protracted, apparently ineffective and seemingly
misguided battle against a contraband that many suggest
does little harm."
CONTENT IS NOT KING
by Andrew Odlyzko
The truth hurts. Which is why
the music industry refuses to accept it.