The answer - unfortunately - seems to be payoffs and corruption among GOP elected officials and staffers.
The GOP could make some inroads with younger people by reviewing some of the insane copyright laws we've allowed Hollywood to write for itself over the years, but the party leadership would rather get occasional payoffs from the big media conglomerates.
Anyway, here's a link to the Cato Institute event referenced in the article:
A downloaded song is worth about a buck. I say the fine should be no more than ten bucks each for an illegal download.
That's why plank number one of the Communist Manifesto and United Nations Agenda 21 is the abolition of private property rights.
But I guess “sampling” is still ok?
And the GOP went out of its way to fire the 24 year old Congressional staffer who was brave enough to simply write a memo suggesting that copyright laws could be reined in. Fired.
Only reasonable explanation is that there is a political class working to keep its nest feathered. That instinct is “bipartisan” in Washington. Has the effect of screwing the rest of us, but they DON’T CARE.
I’m well on my way to seeing republicans like I did before Reagan.
Agreed, the tea party could gain a LOT of the Youth and tech youth vote by going against the Hollywood accountants and their ilk who push copyright on the liberal garbage.
We need to scorch earth those liberal propagandist morons in Hollywood, we wanna win the culture war, start by de-funding Hollywood.
The best way to overcome the problem of corporation hoarding copyrights and patents in libraries, not using them, but not allowing others to use them, can be overcome with a change to the law.
Make copyright and patent law like the original US Mining law, the General Mining Act of 1872. It said that about anyone can stake a claim anywhere, but they had to either improve that claim to the tune of $500 every year, or make a profit from mining that claim of $500 every year, or they would lose their claim.
An example is Disney, and their copyright of Mickey Mouse and the movie Song of the South. Mickey makes them millions every year, so they should be able to keep government protection for that copyright. However, they did market Song of the South, but now both refuse to, and won’t let anyone else, either.
So they should lose that copyright.
In effect, it would be a “use it or lose it” law.
If they don’t ever want to sell it, no problem. Just don’t release it for public sale, ever. If someone steals it, then sue them for theft. But once it is out there, its future belongs to the market, and that is the only reason it needs government protection.
MIght see what the relationships are of those Conservatives ~ we already know Boehner is deep in thrall to the hollyweird producers and their lackeys.
If there’s one thing the GOP is good at it’s Mickey Mouse. Everytime the GOOBers show up for work on Capitol Hill, the effeminate ‘RATS beat them up and eat their lunch.
The reasopn you are confused is that you still believe there are actually two separate parties in this country. That hasn't been the case for years. There is establishment party A, and establishment party B, and what they have in common is that they are the establishment.
With the elephant having committed suicide this past election, it seems natural that the GOP-e would want to be in good with Micky Mouse.
GOP-e begins anew with it’s new theme song:
The copyright laws have become so absurd over the years. I’m in favor of overhauling the entire system. For one anything that is out of print should go into the public domain. With music, movies, art I would go with 20 years unless it goes out of print first. With software and video games 5 years. There’s no reason for things like MS-DOS to still be under copyright. No one is harmed if it’s downloaded, same with older video games. A prime music example for me is Bob Seger, 6 out his first 7 albums are long out of print along with his Detroit/Ann Arbor area singles circa 1966-67. To me if he wont reissue, his loss. Those are traded online quite a bit anyhow. Yes copyright absurdity is a pet peeve of mine.
Welcome to reality - "our side" is just as corrupt as their side...