Copywrong? Paying McDonald's a royalty for taking a photo of their image?

by Simo
2 replies
Hey Warriors,

I found this very intelligent (and entertaining) copyright documentary which which makes some very valid comments about the ability of copyright to be used by multinationals as a tool for threatening the public, and for influencing policymakers.

Here's the best explanation of the video:

"It's a brilliant 12-minute documentary, employing a fair-use argument, inter-cut with interviews of New Zealand lawmakers and technologists and Disney clips, that defines and critiques copyright law."

Click here to watch it

What are your views on copyright after watching this?
#copywrong #image #mcdonald #paying #photo #royalty #taking
  • Profile picture of the author dljmktg1
    It is a very well put together video. But I'm not likely to change my mind about this or anything by watching something that presents only one side of an argument from only one person.

    A lot of effort must have gone into the video, though. Thumbs up to whoever produced it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Simo
    @dljmrktg1 - Valid comment. I should have put something up for the other side of the argument. I'll see what I can find and edit the post

    @BIGMike - I can understand your position on this topic. Its pretty controversial (and the video is to a degree.) I just couldn't believe some of the implications.
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