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20 OCTOBER 2012

Concerning Intellectual Property: a conversation with Pat Aufderheide and Ellen Seiter (part four)

"In some ways, independent media–makers seem caught in the middle of this struggle, seeking ways to protect their own creative products, but also often at the mercy of bigger corporate interests. What do we gain by looking at the issues from their perspective?"

(Henry Jenkins)

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best practicesbig media • codes of best practices • copyright • corporate interests • creative productsdebateDIY • Ellen Seiter • fair useHenry Jenkins • independent media makers • independent media-makers • indie mediaintellectual propertylawlegislationmonopoly • moral-panic • noncommercial creators • Pat Aufderheide • PIPApiracypolicyprotectionremixsocial consciousnessSOPA

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Simon Perkins
14 JANUARY 2012

PROTECT IP / SOPA Act Breaks the Internet

This video "discusses the Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act, but the House bill that was introduced TODAY is much much worse.

It'll give the government new powers to block Americans' access websites that corporations don't like. The bill would criminalize posting all sorts of standard web content –– music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and posting video of people playing cover songs.

This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

The bill was just introduced: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form above to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation?"

(Fight for the Future, 2011)

[Another naive effort by government & big media to re–conceptualise their economic models in the face of profound change.]

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animated presentation • bad for creativity • big media • censor the net • censors the internet • censorshipcopyright infringementcopyrighted materialcreativitydownloading laweconomic modelentertainment industryethicsFacebookfile sharingillegal behaviourintellectual propertyInternetlawlegislationold media • Online Piracy • open access • open communication • PIPA • PROTECT IP • remix culture • shuts out diverse voices • SOPA • SOPA Act • stifles innovation • Twittervideo sharingYouTube

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Simon Perkins
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