Chris Woolfrey’s Got Issues With Intellectual Property. You Can Help.
You think information really wants to be free? That view may cost us all.
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
3:10PM, Wed. Jun. 8, 2016
British music journalist Chris Woolfrey’s got a new project ready to ignite, a magazine series called Right to Copy that investigates matters of copyright, and he’s lighting a fuse with the fire of Kickstarter.
Copyright? Ah, yeah: What’s good about it? What’s bad about it? What the hell is it, really, and is it going to totally fuck over artists of all kinds or not?
We’re already heavily sparked by the subject – we’re writers and illustrators (or content providers, right?) ourselves – and this Woolfrey’s also wrangled a couple of lettered provocateurs we admire into the first issue of this Right to Copy.
If you don’t already know the names of authors Jonathan Lethem and/or Cory Doctorow, we’d reckon that, never mind, you should probably click over to some other part of the web right now, maybe go check out "The Top Five Reasons Drake Loves Low-Calorie Kale Salad" or whatever.
But if you are interested in what’s going on with the escalating intellectual-property conflicts around the globe, and if either Lethem or Doctorow are among those you like to hear speaking sense, then – ah, hell, take a gander at the Right to Copy Kickstarter campaign for yourself.
And feel free to copy this post, citizen. For the good of us all.