Sunday, May 12, 2013

Freeloading.... Chris Ruen and David Byrne

I shall be interviewing Chris Ruen on my radio show on May 21st ( but in the meantime, this film of Chris talking with David Byrne (of Talking Heads) about copyright infringement is both entertaining and enlightening.

I hope that Chairman Goodlatte and the good persons currently deciding whether copyright laws protect creators and artists are paying attention. Please take the time to go to this site  to locate contact information by your own zip code for your representatives in Congress, then write to them about the need for greater protections for copyright owners in the internet age.

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One of the most striking anecdotes was when Chris Ruen explained how, as a barrista in a coffee shop where musicians congregated, he noticed that they had less money than he did, and he started to question his ideas about ripping off musicians.

By the way, here are some articles about Copyright.

Best wishes,

Rowena Cherry

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links. "Creators come first" -- what a concept. And, from all I've heard, just the opposite of how Hollywood regards writers.