Friday, March 27, 2009


It is interesting to me that copyright laws are getting stricter and stricter and it is of course because of Disney and their mad hope to keep steam boat Willey theirs forever. But, the whole purpose of copyright is to let the developer make some money off of it and then release it to the public so that other companies can compete and develop something even better. But, that isn't going to happen if they keep making the roles so strict.

Now that everything is going digital, I do not know how they are going to be able to keep track of things and who is stealing what. Everything is so accessibly free on the Internet now a days. People can get, pretty much anything they want online. The companies need to cope and find a way to be able to accept that times are changing. A lot of bands are sampling their music on blogs and my space and then people get interested and then they might by the whole CD to support the band. It is this type of advertising that copes with the reality of today, that people like things for free.

Even if no one paid for the music essentially the music would still get circulated and then more people would attend their concerts.

1 comment:

  1. I'm actually doing a research paper on this topic for another class so I find this topic very interesting. So far everything I've found seems to indicate that the way things are leaning the laws governing the use of the Internet may be tightening down. For example Apple (or whoever owns iTunes) announced a few months ago some changes that were being made to make it more difficult to share files illegally over the Internet. Of course people will always find hacks and work arounds to get what they want, but the law tends to protect the corporations over the Internet users. So, it will be fun to see what happens.