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The Binary Bonsai Approach to Copyright

Since it has come up before, and it will come up again, and because I don’t want to spend my time having this argument over and over: From time to time I will post an mp3 file, a movie clip, a painting or whatever. Something that is copyrighted.

You might feel a number of ways about this, and that’s fine. But you don’t have to tell me that it’s illegal, I know. And you don’t have to tell me that you disapprove either, because by posting the thing in the first place, I’ve already shown that I most likely don’t care.

I recognize the gray territory, and choose to believe that the law has to be shaped like a blanket to cover as many loopholes as possible. It shouldn’t cause any noticeable damage when I once in a while slip a track through a pinhole.

The key ingredient here is common sense.

Now if we can all make it through the recording industry holocaust of home taping the occasional mp3 share, I think we might find a way to coexist as a race.

But the bottomline? I think it falls under fair use. And if there’s one thing I am, it’s an idealist. I could never dream of posting an entire album of mostly anything released commercially. I don’t want to hurt anyone, I don’t want to steal from anyone. I just want to share my joys here in life with you. That simple.

PS: There are no comments on this entry, because this isn’t up for debate here. If you have a differing stand, feel free to point your blog towards mine, and I shall willingly receive any pings you send my way.

Earlier discussion at the B