[linux-elitists] Information Producers Initiative

Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO ruben@mrbrklyn.com
Wed May 9 05:34:27 PDT 2001


While it would be nice that ths be true, he is probibly not correct in this
point in the 20th Century.  


Certainly information in movies, records, radio and TV and even the written
text have been consumer oriented and unidirectional.  It's only Fair Use
which has protected the public from abuse.  Technology is not preventing
Fair Use.

One of the problems we have is that people are having difficulty seeing
Movies and Scientific Journals as being the same thing ie: Information. 
People in Academics need to understand that EVERYONE really needs to be
included in the academic discussion if Fair Use is to survive.


<<<This principle is that information is used to produce new information.
To put another cast on the same point, information that is accessible in
whatever form has never merely served the purpose of consumption.  This
may seem to be an obvious point, but when it is considered in light of
the new modes of public access that have developed, and the flexible
means of using information that are now at hand, one sees that this
principle is more important now than it may ever have seemed to be
before.>>>



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