Sunday, February 27, 2011

Smarter Copyright Shills, Please


In a Feb. 15 op-ed for the New York Times, three representatives of the Authors Guild — Scott Turow, Paul Aiken and James Shapiro — raise the question “Would the Bard Have Survived the Web?”

In my opinion they have it just about backward. They’d have been better off asking whether the Bard would have survived copyright.

In the course of this piece, the authors manage to recycle just about every pro-copyright cliche and strawman known to humankind.

Read the rest of Kevin Carson's article


James Tuttle,
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