March 14th, 2007


The End of Corporate Ownership and Control of Music, Images, Etc.

This post is, in part, kind of a reply to a recent comment on a post about YouTube/Google:
"I think Viacom is doing the right thing. It's their stuff."

If you really think about it logically and morally, almighty Corporations wield much more power on esthetic parts of our lives than anything on Earth should ever have a right to.
Good lord, we even take it for granted that the fruits of our creative endeavors can be "owned," in full or in part, by a company rather than the artiste.

I've always felt a wrongness in that.

And I have come to believe that the wonderful world community created by the internet is, thankfully, on the verge of spelling the death of Corporate ownership of the arts. It couldn't come too soon for me.

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The eppylover will take Simon one step further. Besides the ownership of creative sounds (i.e., music), Corporate ownership of images is also on the way out. After that will be films. You just wait. For all the immense power of corporations, the free public power of the internet is well on its way to destroying these greedy-man-created "rights" of ownership of creative endeavors.

They'll never stop people from file-sharing; all they'll succeed in doing is trying to suppress and smash our freedoms. And the definition of individual freedoms is constantly changing and morphing with the technologies and the times.

Viacom would be smart to find a way to evolve likewise, instead of throwing lawsuits around like a spoiled child throwing tantrums.

Don't worry about the artistes. They'll do fine. Hell, they'll even do better.

Why does this not surprise me?

Click below link for the
scientific eyetracking evidence
that proves ~~
Men stare at men's crotches

The article states:
"When photos do contain people related to the task at hand, or the content users are exploring, they do get fixations. However, gender makes a distinct difference on what parts of the photo are stared at the longest. Take a look at the hotspots in the picture.

"Although both men and women look at the image of George Brett when directed to find out information about his sport and position, men tend to focus on private anatomy as well as the face. For the women, the face is the only place they viewed.

"Coyne adds that this difference doesn’t just occur with images of people. Men tend to fixate more on areas of private anatomy on animals as well, as evidenced when users were directed to browse the American Kennel Club site."

This info is located, almost at the bottom of the page, at
this University of Southern California Annenberg site