Libertarians Must Stand Together on CopyrightSubmitted by wesforpaul on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 15:25
My friends - many of us here are diehard, passionate lovers of the internet. Obviously, as Dr. Paul and C4L have been pushing on issues of internet freedom, we have supported them, and I'm among that group - I don't want to see unnecessary government regulation, and I want my privacy respected online (which, mostly likely, it currently is not).
I'd like to invite any artists, musicians, journalists, or other creative types here to check out the link below, however. There is one aspect that Dr. Paul is missing on this issue - the critical importance of preserving copyright in the current era and going forward. I am a professional musician and aspiring professional songwriter; this issue has become of great importance to me personally, as I have learned just what a genuine crisis content creators are truly in because of piracy and (generally speaking) the "free culture" movement.
I met Dr. Paul here in Arizona. I am a passionate member of the liberty movement. But I do think many libertarians are wrong (the ones I have spoken with), when they A) Believe in market-based capitalism and principles, but B) believe all music, journalism, artistic work, and similar creative content should be "free", no matter how much time, money, or talent went into them. This is an enormous contradiction, and many do not understand just how far the rabbit hole goes. Please check out the site below - check out the main article on the homepage and go from there. We need to get an *informed* debate going on this issue among ourselves, to promote our overall cause more effectively in 2016 and to better relate our core beliefs.