Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Should Congress Enact Stricter Copyright Laws?

The Demetra Mavis, president and founder of Front Page News Entertainment Group Worldwide, takes a strong stance against copyright infringers and asks,

Where are our referees for creative justice? Who wins the prize money for original expressions, games, jewelry designs, music, novels, cartoons or even bumper stickers? Whatever happened to the idea of a gracious request for permission to use or reproduce the original owner’s creative content? Have we become a society driven by aimless conduct, frolicking in an environment driven by unfair competition?

Mavis’ answer? Get permission or, better yet, have congress take a stronger stand against infringement:

Obtaining consent is a good thing because it respects the preservation of entitlements. What is precious for the author or creator has become a “free feast” for those who grab and steal. … Congress must prevent the willful taking of content, including original music, movie scripts, and architectural and sculptural works, just to name a few. For all of you on Capitol Hill, here is your casting call to secure and protect our liberties for creating specific expressions in literary, artistic or musical formats, some of the same expressions that make our country truly great.

Mavis’ entire article here via the San Francisco Chronicle.


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