Sunday, September 25, 2005

Somebody on Google's side

Good to see at least Wired is siding with Google on the Print lawsuit:

http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,68939,00.html?tw=rss.POL

The line that gets me:
"Copyright is not designed to afford consumer protection or convenience but, rather, to protect the copyright holders' property interests," U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote at the time in UMG Recordings Inc. v. MP3.com.

Funny, wouldn't the content creators be better served if their content were better known and easier to find? What is the point of the copyright laws, if not to allow content creators to make the most profit they can from their works? Remember, even Alexander Pope said "Rules were made but to promote their End" (Essay on Criticism).

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