Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I like poetry

Copyright? Not so much. A lot of writers are rushing to the barricades at the moment to protect copyright, lest literature be killed by a rash of unlicensed photocopying. Me? I think copyright's a publisher's concern. I like that this sort of thing happens. Moreover, no one can stop it.

4 comments:

Jonathan Ball said...

That's why I published my books under those Creative Commons licenses. It's more of an issue for freelance journalism than anything else.

Zachariah Wells said...

Exactly. There's something sadly comical about poets and novelists staring earnestly at the camera talking about how literature will be harmed because the janitor's getting paid.

voxpopulism said...

I like that blog.

Pearl said...

thank goodness someone said that. it seemed wrong to laugh when they insisted teachers get paid for all they do, why shouldn't writers? that's not the educational system I was inside of.

and one can't mandate no photocopying any more than one can enforce thought control. encourage fair use, fine. copyleft has its place.