Tag: Economics

Thinking out Loud

It doesn’t take a law degree to understand that one cannot have the exclusive right to use and distribute music, or words, or any other basic tool critical to the creative process. One may have the sole right to exploit individual works created with these tools for a limited time, but the tools themselves are “public domain”, they belong to everyone.

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The Copyright Protection Disaster

A just directive always adheres to the principles of legal philosophy. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, passed by the European Parliament, is (in its current form) failing these principles spectacularly. That the legislators did not even try to disguise their true intentions is audacious.

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Fellowship of Destiny

We are about to lose Italy, and I mean it quite literally. For her own but also for Europe’s sake, this must not happen. The precious reader may consider my assessment of the situation utterly implausible, think that I am exaggerating Italy’s importance in the European context or the possible consequences of failing to recognise and address her misery properly. In this case, especially if you are European, please take the time to reconsider your opinion — and read on. Read more…