[Cc-uk] "El Reg" On CC Panel Discussion

David M.Berry d.berry at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Apr 28 10:24:21 EDT 2005

Previous comments by Nevrkla include:

> And yet, copyright seems under attack because it ‘stands in the way’! 
> ‘Freedom’ has come to mean  ‘freedom to plagiarise’, as a loose 
> coalition of academics and users of creative material try to 
> undervalue  creativity by alleging that since ‘there is nothing new 
> under the sun’, nothing needs to be protected any  more. What a 
> nihilistic and insulting view of creativity! ...

> the music industry does have to invent new business models and many 
> have been established over recent  years. That said, the words ‘new 
> business models’ must mean just that – ways of developing business and 
>  creating employment opportunities for individuals and wealth for the 
> country as a whole. An anarchic  ‘free for all’ would have a 
> disastrous impact on the livelihoods of creators and inventors and 
> fatal consequences for the economic fabric of a modern society.

Westminster Media Forum (2004). Intellectual Property and Rights 
Ownership. Conference Proceedings, 9th December 2004

On 28 Apr 2005, at 15:12, Ian Brown wrote:

> I also liked:
> "Nevrkla continued to insist that CC licensing was the product of 
> “learned professors living in rarified luxurious environment supported 
> by public funds”"
> If only academic life were so luxurious ;)
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