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    Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform - Yahoo! News

    "As TechDirt reported last month, Khanna’s memo made a libertarian case for changing America’s copyright laws by criticizing current copyright law for giving content producers “a guaranteed, government instituted, government subsidized content-monopoly” and for being “corporate welfare that hurts innovation and hurts the consumer.” TechDirt later reported that the memo caused the RIAA and MPAA lobbyists to go “ballistic and hit the phones hard, demanding that the RSC take down the report,” which the RSC promptly did."

    It seems the republicans like the overbloated media and how they want to restrict the internet because those people give them lots of money. It is clear that the old way of doing stuff is wastefull and we no longer need to give huge wads of cash to RIAA execs for snorting coke and telling radio stations what to play while starving the artists. Thank you republicans for keeping our media sanitized for our protection. Never let it be said that republicans are for open creative art.

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    Re: Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform - Yahoo! News

    "As TechDirt reported last month, Khanna’s memo made a libertarian case for changing America’s copyright laws by criticizing current copyright law for giving content producers “a guaranteed, government instituted, government subsidized content-monopoly” and for being “corporate welfare that hurts innovation and hurts the consumer.” TechDirt later reported that the memo caused the RIAA and MPAA lobbyists to go “ballistic and hit the phones hard, demanding that the RSC take down the report,” which the RSC promptly did."

    It seems the republicans like the overbloated media and how they want to restrict the internet because those people give them lots of money. It is clear that the old way of doing stuff is wastefull and we no longer need to give huge wads of cash to RIAA execs for snorting coke and telling radio stations what to play while starving the artists. Thank you republicans for keeping our media sanitized for our protection. Never let it be said that republicans are for open creative art.
    Sorry, but the Democrats are hardly any better on this.

    Obama DOJ Sides With RIAA Again In Tenenbaum - Slashdot

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    Re: Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Sorry, but the Democrats are hardly any better on this.

    Obama DOJ Sides With RIAA Again In Tenenbaum - Slashdot
    I can go along with that as long as the reps stop telling us they are for open communication. Don't confuse my desire for a better alternative to the republicans to mean I support the democrats in all they do.

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    Re: Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    Alright, aside from the internet butthurt going on right now when it comes to big bad evil corporations, special interests, and corrupt politicians....perhaps it would be wise to consider whether or not this staffer (clue number one) really had reason/authority to pull out such a heated memo (clue number two), and furthermore, wouldn't it be in the best interest of the committee to not unnecessarily rock the boat (clue number three)?

    I know it's tempting for the internet folk to get all foamy as soon as copyright is brought up, but why don't we get to the heart of the matter first?
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 12-09-12 at 05:51 PM.
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    Re: Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    The main offender in copyright has been the Supreme Court. Breyer and Stevens were the only dissenters on the last rape of constitutional copyright law. Heck, it was the most liberal of justices that wrote the majority opinion (Ginsburg) that copyrights could be extended indefinitely if congress so chose. Totally at odds with the Constitution and the framers' writings specifically regarding copyright and why they placed it in the Constitution.

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    Re: Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

    For those who are interested, the memo in question can be found at: Republican Study Committee Intellectual Property Brief

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