July 6, 2006
So with the general review done, let me note one point from The Long Tail that is particularly relevant for copyfighters. Some argue that draconian copyright legislation, while pushed for primarily by major entertainment companies, is actually about protecting the institution of copyright law as a whole and thus all artists, big and small, hit or niche. But as Anderson points out:
In fact, while some artists from the Head and Tail certainly share Hollywood’s sentiments, many of both groups do not.
More broadly, such restrictions are bad for our economy as a whole and tremendously harmful to innovators and consumers as well. We do have a lobby, but we all have to make our voices heard now.