28.3.07

Oops, DMCA is bad after all

Here's a video called "Digital Dystopia at McGill". It's description says, and I quote,
"DMCA architect Bruce Lehman has admitted that "our Clinton administration policies didn't work out very well" and "our attempts at ... all » copyright control have not been successful". Speaking at conference in Montreal (video at 11:00), Lehman lay much of the blame at the feet of the recording industry for their failure to adapt to the online marketplace in the mid-1990s."

What's up in that video? Well, Bruce Lehman, who heads the International Intellectual Property Institute, acknowledges that "our Clinton administration policies didn't work out very well" and "our attempts at copyright control have not been successful" (talking about the DMCA). That's right, DMCA is plain sick. And now? Are you going to do something to fix your mess?

GooveShark quite sums up what's to be said about this issue, and I recommend its reading. Here's a quote:
Who knew the disabled would suffer as a result of the DMCA’s creation back in 1998? Who knew WIPO would attempt to snuff podcasting under the guise of “protecting broadcasting organizations?” Who knew the RIAA would file suit after suit after preposterous suit in a feeble attempt to avoid the inevitable?The article evolves into a sum up of what's happening in the music industry, and what can happen in the future.