What do you see are the biggest issues/problems with Digital Copyright today?
I think the biggest problem with digital copyright is all the issuers about the future technology, it takes to long time before a new product or software been established on the market. The copyright is stopping the development to develop a better product or other sorts of product baste on the first product.
People can’t produce new, better and cheaper product baste on the first one. Because the first product is protected, but it is too expensive to buy so nothing happen with it…
What is/are your solution(s) to these?
Don’t let the new products be too long protected. If it’s a product who really can change the future for our world, who is better for climate or for the human then let it be free to develop and be a better product. The world would be a better place if people charge things and build things together.
What is your opinion of the current NZ and overseas legislation attempting to protect the owner of the work?
From the beginning I thought it sounds like a good idea, it gives more opportunity for companies in New Zealand to expand their company all over the world for a smaller cost. Which is good. But when I heard that farmers and small companies in New Zealand could be losing on it, I felt that this law is bad. Every country has to take care of their farmers and small companies before they helping all big companies. It’s the smallest and “invisible” companies who do a lot of work, gives people work opportunity and helping the country.
1, I think copy a text from some book, who you need to read and get information from to complete your studies is one fair dealing. It is very good that they allow you to take a copy of the text you need to read, so you don’t need to buy the whole book and use one time.
2, I think parody of scenes in a movie or video is also a fair dealing. Because you don’t copy the hole thing, you just take the basic things and then create something new and fun of it. One example is parody of the hobbit movie, they have taken a bit from it and also taken a song form “one direction” but change the song to fit “the one ring” and create something “funny”. See link belong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwxbJxxZs10 1:40PM, 15/4-2016
https://www.otago.ac.nz/administration/copyright/otago016309.html 1:40PM, 15/4-2016
http://ecampus.nmit.ac.nz/moodle/mod/url/view.php?id=385597&redirect=1 1:40PM, 15/4-2016