Apparently some silly USians want to extend copyright again: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/18/orrin-fucking-hatch.html
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 I don't think any actual musicians support this, unless they're major artists hopelessly in the thrall of music industry propaganda.
@woozle I wish I could believe that. My conversations, even with enlightened geeky artists, suggest it's a very mixed bag.
My sentiment isn't about just opposing this particular overreach, it's about whether the creative types support copyright reform in general.
Many, possibly even most, do not.
I'll have to ask -- but I'd certainly be for it (speaking as a songwriter).
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