Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Businessweek Archives

Grokster and the Economist


? Opening Up Data (Kinda, Sorta) |

Main

| More about software patents ?

June 30, 2005

Grokster and the Economist

Heather Green

It's increasingly challenging for weekly magazines to figure out something to write two or three days after news breaks, which is why I thought it was interesting how the Economist approached the Grokster case.

They basically applied this logic:

1/ Grokster was the best outcome given the circumstances of the evolution of copyright law.

2/But the circumstances need to be modified in an era where digital technology and networks make it easier to zap creative works around.

3/ Why is that the case? The Economist argues that easy digital distribution makes it faster and cheaper for artists, writers, musicians to get a return on their investment.

4/ How do you adapt? Slash the length of the copyright grant.

Not bad at all, logically.

01:26 PM

Digital Music

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://blogs.businessweek.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/


The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus