Sunday, April 12, 2009

good question

Copy/South is a global network doing research on the consequences of the Western copyright system for the non-Western world. Dutch political scientist Joost Smiers is doing research in the same field. Recently his book Arts Under Pressure, Promoting cultural diversity in the age of globalization was translated into Indonesian in which he argues that the copyright system has bad consequences for public space and thus democracy because it privatizes creativity and knowledge (an essay of Smiers can be downloaded here).

1 comment:

fjarskanistan said...

hehe thank you, Roy. i prefer to discus it with you. because, i am a bit slow in reading and aaaaa the time is too short