Saturday, December 17, 2005

Google: Search or Destroy?
Open Democracy has provided a forum for a discussion on copyright issues and kicks off with some key contributions from people on both sides of the debate: "The future of copyright is being fought out between two polarised factions. Music and film producers like Jack Valenti are looking for harsher ways to deter digital copying: the users and programmers, like Richard Stallman, say copyright has no place in a digital age. In this debate we work towards defining practical solutions for the future, with contributions from Siva Vaidhyanathan, Brian Zisk from the Future of Music Coalition, Jason Toynbee, and 9-time Grammy nominated singer, Janis Ian."