Re: [videoblogging] Re: Taking my videos down (Freeplay Music discussion)
On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 05:01:53 +0200, Pat Cook (Jeeper One TV) <kpdcnettv@...> wrote: > Leave it fuckin' AOL to take something like "Happy Birthday" and > copyright it for fuckin' profit (Sorry, I don't buy the so-called > "private charity" bullshit). :-( :-( :-( Would you relax. AOL didn't copyright it. Copyright is automatic. You seem to prefer the opposite system. A system where copyright would be lost when a work becomes really popular (e.g. when Happy Birthday becomes a cultural icon). That would hurt creativity even more. What's the incentive for creating works if you can't make money the one time in your life you create something really good? > This just goes to prove the point I made towards the end of my latest > podcast (Episode 21 which DOES NOT have any known copyrighted > material). I said in the podcast that before long companies and/or > individuals with large sums of $$$ will find a way to copyright every > word in the English language for some sort of profit, leaving only > DEAD AIR for the rest of us "Average Pats". I couldn't find this podcast (your blog only goes until #20), but if you're including music in your podcast the material is copyrighted (unless the composer and the performers have signed the work over to the public domain). Creative Commons work is still copyrighted, thank God. Unless *you* signed the podcast over to the public domain and as far as I can tell you haven't, then your podcast itself is copyrighted. By you. - Andreas -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/> Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology.