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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Should we look for alternatives to copyright?

The Center for Economic and Policy Research has released a podcast of a panel discussion, Copyrights -- Do They Have a Future in the Internet Age?  (Thanks to Free Government Information.)  From the description:

Copyrights have been one of the main mechanisms for financing creative and artistic work for centuries. However, the development of digital technology and the Internet has brought about growing legal and practical challenges to copyrights. This debate answered the following question: "Are copyrights still useful or should we look to alternative mechanisms to support creative and artistic work?"

With Gerard Colby, President of National Writers Union, and Dean Baker, Co-director of Center for Economic and Policy Research. Moderated by Jo Freeman, of UAW Local 1981/ AFL-CIO and Washington, DC chapter of the National Writers Union.