Hollywood Screenwriters Worry About Aggressive Copyright Enforcement And Threats To An Open Internet

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:15:33 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140128/17412926030/hollywood-screenwriters-worry-about-aggressive-copyright-enforcement-threats-to-open-internet.shtml>

"The letter opens up by talking about just how much their members rely
on copyright to make a living, and how important copyright is -- but
then highlights where copyright law has gone too far, and how it risks
harming an open internet. Furthermore, the WGAW rightly worries about
certain attempts to expand copyright law and enforcement that would
further harm the open internet. While this may seem surprising, the
reality is that the WGAW recognizes it needs to represent all of its
members, and the majority of members have found much greater
opportunities by being able to work outside the major Hollywood
gatekeepers. They recognizes that tools like YouTube and BitTorrent are
actually really useful, rather than dangerous."

Good to see at least one organisation that understands the dangers of
excessive copyright enforcement.

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                *** Xanni ***
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