Stephen Downes

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Tim Stahmer notes, "Cory Doctorow has an interesting proposal for a dual copyright system, one for commercial use and one for cultural use." I don't know what's so new about this; historically, copyright applied only to commercial use. It's only in the digital era that the lawyers were really interested in what people did in the privacy of their own appliances. But the alternative to commercial use isn't 'cultural' use - after all, Disney has been commercializing culture for a decade. The alternative is the venerable 'noncommercial' domain. And yes, copyright should operate differently in this realm.

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