Richard O'Dwyer and the new internet war by Jimmy Wales
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 25/06/2012 22:08
I think that copyright matters, and is important. Creators ought to be legally able to give their work away freely, as so many do for the betterment of humankind, and to set certain conditions on how their work is used. And I think creators ought to be able to release their work under traditional copyright and have legal recourse against those who are illegally profiting from it.
It's important to say this up front, because much of what you will hear about the case of Richard O'Dwyer will be misleading propaganda designed to persuade you that people who defend him are defending copyright violation or "piracy". At least in my case, nothing could be further from the truth.