Why is free sharing, open source and other access to information so important? Why then are certain organisations (public and private) behaving in the opposite way, and seem to commonly strive for control and blocking information sharing? In what ways is copyright law misused? Is such misuse not merely censorship? Do you think it blocks and otherwise avoid those people and organisations to be accountability? Is balance between copyright versus the right to copy possible? What other problems arise out of invoking copyright? Does copyright actually protect or otherwise empower artists, scientists and other creators? Is it even fit for the Digital Age? What are ways forward do you see? Is providing free copies a problem, or part of the solution? What other measures would help to avoid copyright (law) abuse? This Dialogue covers all these important queries.
Glyn Moody is an independent journalist who has been writing about computer technology for almost 40 years. He is the author of the book ‘Walled Culture’ in this podcast he discusses copyrights and the need to reevaluate its purpose. A free digital version of his book is here: https://walledculture.org/the-book