Categories links links for 2006-10-16 Post author By Rob Myers Post date 2006-10-17 1 Comment on links for 2006-10-16 Boing Boing: Copyright protected physical space “One of the side-effects of the entertainment industry’s war on copying is that it’s created a kind of folk-mythology about copyright being a kind of magic word you can invoke to put a fence around anything that you want to police.” (tags: ip-maximalism copyright photography notes-towards-free-culture) Related ← links for 2006-10-15 → links for 2006-10-17 1 reply on “links for 2006-10-16” (C) is a magic sigil. ‘Copyright’ is a magic word. They are both impotent in mortal hands. They only have power over publishers, but only when wielded by publishers. In all other cases, they are mere superstition. Vestiges of a bygone era. And now we have an affectation with the ‘non-commercial’ clause, as if it somehow wards against loss of potential commercial earnings, or the imagined inequity of commercial exploitation. CC-NC – “My work is for the public, but if any greedy publishers think they can sell it… they can think again.” WTF??? What charlatan gave the people the delusion that they could wield copyright? Comments are closed.