copyright vs creativity

In case you haven’t heard, the modern world has reached a crossroads in legal and social policy concerning the publication of creative work. And there’s a fight going on in the road, with creators of stuff – writers, musicians, etc – getting their asses kicked by The Man.

Anyone who says it’s happening to protect artists is lying and almost certainly working for said Man.
Obviously, I’m less than articulate on the subject. But fortunately, writer Cory Doctorow isn’t.

I recommend watching his recent talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival. He has posted it on his blog.

“Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and doesn’t give you a key, that lock is not there for your benefit.”