Crosbie Fitch: There is nothing a priori WRONG with infringing copyright

“There is nothing a priori WRONG with infringing copyright.
Copyright is a privilege that means the holder can sue the infringer IF THEY WANT TO. If the holder has no issue with an infringement of their privilege then they simply do nothing, e.g. if they really like what someone has done with their published work. This is why copyright infringement is not wrong, not even illegal.”

“Unfortunately, the copyright cartel has hyped up infringement so much (they now class it as a ‘cybercrime’) that everyone now assumes that all copyright infringement is WRONG – a violation of a poor starving artist’s human right.”

  • Crosbie Fitch

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120427/18013118692/sad-state-copyright-guy-using-3-to-10-second-clips-music-viral-videos-accused-infringement.shtml

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