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Sat, Jun. 28th, 2008 | 03:31 pm  slavezombie


Finding things to do when SAG strikes
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You can bet your bottom dollar that the first few decades dawning the information age will hardly be duplicated again if capitalistic ingenuity has anything to do about it. That's the way I feel as I've come to understand the judicial ordinance after judicial ordinance in rulings regulating digital media.

But for those of us in the audience, I can't say I'd shed a tear.


It first came to the public's view when Metallica griped about Napster's role in copyright infringement. When I was an adolescent, I had dreams of a creative career too. As most artistically inclined people know, copyrights have major importance in the pursuit of an entertainment career. The interpretation I had back then was more literal in that copying verbatim from an already published article was prohibited. Yet quoting a portion of copyrighted material is OK as long as one doesn't read off of crib notes. And before I owned a decent computer that could convert music to MP3, I too was supportive of musicians demanding a little respect, but as soon as I got my PC and stuff to build an MP3 library, I changed my view.explainCollapse )


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