A must-watch short film: When Copyright Goes Bad
Last year, I was interviewed by Consumers International's Luke Upchurch for this really powerful film, during the 2009 TACD / Paris Accord meetings (see this presentation on the Future of Content), and a couple of snippets actually made it in here. Along with a few juicy snippets (incl. one by John Kennedy / IFPI), this film outlines the latest developments in this space really well - in fact, it's outright scary what is happening here - watch this movie!
To coincide with the second annual publication of Consumers International’s IP Watchlist, CI is launching this short online film, looking at the renegotiation of the relationship between copyright and consumers. This is a film about how copyright has become one of the most important consumer issues of the digital age; why corporate lobbying risks criminalising the actions of hundreds of thousands of people; and what the future holds for the fight for fairer copyright laws. When Copyright Goes Bad is for anyone interested in how copyright is affecting consumers.
Apart from my 20 own seconds of micro-fame, the movie also features: Fred Von Lohmann - Electronic Frontier Foundation;
Geist - University of Ottawa Law School; Jim Killock - Open Rights
Group; and Hank
Shocklee - Co-founder of Public Enemy. @Shocklee @michaelgeist @sunil_abraham
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For a variety of film formats, blog commentary, language versions, additional footage and more, go here.