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Sunday, January 09, 2005


We're Creative Commonists, Bill

02:00 AM Jan. 08, 2005 PT ::Lifted from WIRED::
When Bill Gates referred to copyright reformers as modern-day communists in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show, it didn't take long for the web community to respond with a big "nyah-nyah-nyah."
Bloggers and designers were quick to dream up "creative communist" symbols, a play on one of the best-known groups working for copyright reform, Creative Commons. The images were instantly passed around and added to websites, T-shirts and buttons.
The kerfuffle started when Gates was asked in a interview if intellectual property laws should be reformed. He replied: "No, I'd say that of the world's economies, there's more that believe in intellectual property today than ever. There are fewer communists in the world today than there were. There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises. They don't think that those incentives should exist," he told

::rest of story at WIRED::

::My Personal take on Copyright as it stands today... is that the corportation has distorted the fair use purpose to create a cancerous grouth of money spitting boils spitting out like puss for the owner who is no longer the creator of the art but the corporation is the one whom reaps the reward. THE ISSUE is that the individual content creative artist person has been left behind by this process and that is why the CREATIVE COMMONS was born.
Gates is like Katheryn the Great saying 'let them eat cake'
He is not doing anything for the common artist! Hell he is one of the THE largest personal owner of art and copyrighted content on the stinkin PLANET! Gates is an example of how excessive capitalisim has gone arye.
Do not get me wrong... Free market and Capitalism is the best thing going, Democracy and all that... but BUT it is important to not be takers it is important to have a balance someplace of resources and opportunity. Some how, it needs to become a moral imperative that you have X amount of money/assets you need to spread the wealth in proactive postive ways that assists humanity and our living and not just locally but globaly.
What is the alternative? Bladerunner?

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