Giving Is Illegal,Now?


01/20/2013 by syrbal-labrys


Well, if the copyright-by-gawd-or-else crew has their way, it will be. When an extremely talented artist creates something and says, “Yes, please, take it, show it, watch it, share it!” it actually makes people afraid to use her work?

What kind of fucked-up, broken-past repair shit is that, eh?

Really, Sita Sings the Blues ROCKS…..and so does all Nina’s other inspired work. Everyone watch it and give it to someone deserving.
Let those “OMG….NObody can give their own shit away cause I say so!” pukes CHOKE on it! I love that happy monster writhing there in the left and SHE made it, because she is brilliant!


3 thoughts on “Giving Is Illegal,Now?

  1. Well, if the copyright-by-gawd-or-else crew has their way,

    I’d have to say for the most part, they do have their way.

    Lawrence Lessig has done a great deal of scholarship on the copyright issue. I highly recommend his book Free Culture to read, or just watch the vids of his presentation on youtube.

    • syrbal says:

      I admit to a fair amount of confusion on this subject. On the one hand, it seems the original reason for copyright was to protect the originator….my husband for instance would hate his images swiped on line and reproduced for free since his intent is sales to make needed money.

      But more often than not these days, it seems the artist gets pennies and the middle men who so furiously guard copyright get the bulk of any money.

  2. Felix says:

    Giving almost became illegal in Portugal in 2011, when a political party sought to ban Creative Commons licenses. If it seems absurd, consider what threatens traditional media more than anything else. It’s not piracy, and they know it. It’s obsolescence, and nothing is making them obsolete faster than free culture.

    I wrote about it repeatedly (shameless plug: here, here and here), and I’m not the only one. We’re at war, there’s no doubt about that; the only question is what we can do about it. And while some focus on fighting copyright overreach and pushing for reform, I try to create and promote free culture. Both types of action are needed.

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