Thursday, November 23, 2006

If you don't owe me by now

"If I drink a glass of wine the effect is entirely good. If I drink half a bottle, the effect is generally good. It doesn't follow that drinking two bottles will solve every problem. Yet that is the way that Mick Hucknall argues in his plea for copyright extension. One doesn't expect vast subtlety in a piece by a millionaire rock star arguing that his paymasters should be given more money: calling the proposal 'fundamentally socialist' is about as subtle as we are going to get. But if this is the best that they can do, their case is poorer than they will ever be…

"Meanwhile, if Cliff Richard really needs the money, let him charge Tony Blair rent for his summer holidays. There is a truly socialist proposal for you." —Andrew Brown (via Open Rights Group)

No comments: