What’s the Value in a Broadcast Signal?
July 26, 2012 by Hayden McGuire (IPilogue Editor)
A Little Girl Talk on Copyright
June 26, 2012 by Hayden McGuire (IPilogue Editor)
Brett Gaylor’s 2008 documentary RiP!: A Manifesto is, at heart, a defence of his “favourite band”, Girl Talk. It is therefore unsurprising that it does not appear to be a balanced look at the state of copyright law today, but rather a one-sided picture of current copyright law. Nonetheless, it succeeds in raising some interesting questions: What should the future of copyright, patent, and other forms of intellectual property look like? How does the impulse to create get expressed in a world where you must be careful of stepping on toes? Should there be a difference between for-profit, and not-for-profit uses of copyright? At the same time, Gaylor seemingly sidesteps the most interesting question (though the film dances around it throughout): How can we balance a copyright holder’s need or desire to profit from that content with others’ ability to make appropriate use of that content (and what do we really consider appropriate use)?
CARFAC and the Artists’ Resale Right (Where does it end?)
June 6, 2012 by Hayden McGuire (IPilogue Editor)
Copyright Lightweights: When 50 Pounds in Damages Might be Abuse of Process
May 20, 2012 by Hayden McGuire (IPilogue Editor)