Remind me: who are the pirates?

Tim O’Reilly reminds us, “The Right Term is Copyright Infringement“, not piracy or theft. We’ve allowed the copyright industry to colonize our vocabulary on this issue. It also leads to outrages such as the use of federal cops, criminal law, and federal prosecutors to resolve civil disputes. (Thanks, Dave Winer)
This follows hot on the heels of another indispensible column by Tim that begins the indisputable thesis that Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy and reminds us that we’ve allowed the copyright industry to own the issue of fairness to artists.
It’s great to see someone who controls a lot of copyrights to take this stand.

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