Monday, 15 July 2024

2018 New Year’s Greetings: Copy’s Christmas Story

Copy tells a Christmas story on how, once upon a time, everyone was safely harboured within tall, high, strong walls, and how, outside the city, the deep dark forest was lurking. Technological progress allowed the inhabitant in the forest to survive, everyone connected to everything and everyone else through services created and offered by a bunch of Merry Men who ruled the forest.

However, all of this was happening with absolutely no control by the king of the castle: and that, the king DID NOT LIKE! You see the king had always been there to defend right holders. Control meant money and money meant power. Watch the video to discover how the king tries to turn the Merry Men into his private police in order to regain control.

We hope that in 2018, for the first time ever, the common good will prevail, leaving the Internet in its current state: open and full of noise! In 2018, let’s try and make things creative, enlightening, curious, scientific, diverse, and non-filtered … Let’s make it happen!

Herman Rucic is Senior Policy Manager in the secretariat of the Copyright 4 Creativity (C4C) coalition. He is Senior Policy Manager at N-square Consulting since September 2010. [All content from this author is made available under a CC BY 4.0 license]