Monday, April 19, 2010

A Copyright Holder's Wishlist

If copyright holders could wish for a perfect world, what would it look like? Well, unsurprisingly, they do have a wishlist which the EFF have analyzed. In a nut shell, the rights' holders want Orwell's 1984, complete with pervasive surveillance on every computer and network, scanning for copyright infringement. And of course, they always want others to do the enforcement on their behalf.

And while it is a pie-in-the-sky wishlist, the rights' holders are already getting their way in France, Britain, and now Ireland, so it is possible that some their wishes will come true.

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