Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Proposal

For the same reason that companies whose product names fall into general usage often lose their trademarks (for example, Xerox or frisbee), if a historical event occurs in a copyrighted performance (such as an SNL stage), the company should no longer have any exclusive claim over the clip. Preserving personal copyright and restricting the legitimate flow of information should never be at odds.

1 comment:

  1. What historical events do you have in mind? I.e., what is the catalyst or prototype for this proposal.


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