Re: [podcasters] Re: If you had a radio station for two hours....
> Like other evolutionary technology developments in the history ofHere we agree - it is evolutionary rather than a distinctive break
> content distribution over the past century, it will inevitably serve a
> complementary distribution function.
from prior media. But this does not mean that it is the same thing,
nor that the same rules should apply.
However, I would probably argue in favour of the RIAA recognising
podcasts as akin to ephemeral programming (like radio), rather than as
music downloads - though there is some milage in the idea that
podcasts occupy some as yet undefined territory inbetween.
And it is for precisely that kind of reason that we need to identify
podcasting as a new medium with its own media ecology. New
technologies require new laws - particularly in the area of copyright.
Arguing that it is the same as any other medium is the same logic that
leads the Recording Industry to claim an automatic expansion of its
authority to control and exploit content by default every time a new
device or technique enters the market.
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