[fc-uk-discuss] Copyright term demonstration?
David M. Berry
d.berry at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Apr 26 14:17:09 BST 2006
It would be far better outside downing st or outside Parliament. I
still would say that we should all be pressing our MPs.
For anybody who caught Cliff Richard on BBC News and the numerous
articles (Guardian on Saturday) about copyright extension that are
cropping up we should be countering this PR as much as possible. Even
if there is a slow down in the passing of the legislation, it might
open a window for debating the issue rather than it being seen as a
Letters to the papers are good but they need to be substantiated. We
need facts, argument and clarity as the legislation and policy
process is know unfolding, and, for sure, the Gower inquiry will no
doubt recommend some changes... in the interests of Messrs Richards
On 26 Apr 2006, at 14:01, Timothy Cowlishaw wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a thought, and feel free to ignore / shoot me down in flames
> if you want to, but does anyone think that organising a *peaceful*
> demo against copyright term extension (say at the music week
> offices) might help raise awareness of the case against term
> extension? I'm conscious of the fact that we're spending a lot of
> time discussing this amongst ourselves, rather than raising public
> awareness of the issue (most people i know, despite opposing DRM
> and a lot of other issues which we deal with, don't understand the
> counter argument to term extension).
> If not, any other thoughts on how we can get our side of the
> argument accross? I'm willing to right a few more letters to papers
> if you like.
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