Apparently some silly USians want to extend copyright again:

Repeating my Twitter reaction:

When will musicians realize that their biggest competitor is ALL THE PAST RECORDINGS EVER and revolt against this madness?

The Internet is not what makes music hard work. Never was! It's competing with Elvis & Mozart.

Demand the right to build on the past, not compete with it.

@HerraBRE And when will people start listening to other artists than musicians and painters? Copyright is a severe obstacle for my dramatical activities and in effect leads to plays not being made.

@lilletale @HerraBRE AFAIK it's not the musicians and painters, it's the music/movie industry, the companies that record artists' performance, do all the editing work, and take care of distributing and selling the result.

@Wolf480pl @HerraBRE But those middle men started out somewhere. Many started out as musicians, somehow realised that they were too mediocre, never really gave up on the rock star dream and turned to management. Same in movies.

@lilletale @Wolf480pl Also, have you tried arguing copyright with musicians or film makers or painters? Many of them totally believe in the current system really hate the idea of "infringing" upon their rights.

It's their pension! It's their legacy! For their kids!

The big corps may be the ones with the lobbying $$$, but it's the creative people that influence culture and values.

If they stopped believing the hype and spoke up, the lobbies would be exposed for the corporate shills they are.

@HerraBRE @Wolf480pl Yes, I have. I've even been threatened because I've advocated for copyright reform. Really creepy.

@lilletale @HerraBRE @Wolf480pl I am reminded of the time I was called a nazi ("though the term is overused these days") by one certain david c. lowery, for advocating that more people should be able to read "the diary of anne frank" freely

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