Well I have been thinking that all this copyright stuff was going to catch up with us eventually. :
But we could take a proactive stance against it.
First of all there is a prolbem with corprate america holding a "patent" on Idea not a physical thing. (Music Movies and/or Software)
Example : Bill Gates created/stole MSDOS and the computer culture of the time told him you couldn't sell an intangable thing to people. Ok so the counter culture finally caught up to today with Linux.
And a good quote from some where is "Play by their rules better than they do"
So viewing the linux Counter Culture (particularly red hat in this instance) repeat it with music and movies. Take the "idea" and free it but get paid for the service.
(not reality)Example : I am a new band and I want to get big and be valued at a lot so I circulate my music on a "free music" network and then go play places (clubs,bars,stadiums) for the money. But protect their music with somthing like the Linux GPL.
Movies I havent quite figured out yet but I'm thinking a long the lines of broadway.
Now there is no way to "Free" already closed data but we can choose to start our "open source" music.
I know this is a shot tin the dark but give me some feedback constructive critizim because i would like to see this a reality and I would be willing to take this all the way(If it has promise).
Ps. I have been thinking about this one for a while and I picked this post because it seemed related.