Monday, July 31, 2017

98 Percent

The corporations that hold these copyrights are media companies that also control most of the new media that comes out.  Estimates vary, but it's said that 98 percent of all culture is unavailable right now because of copyrights.  So the reason they hold the copyrights isn't because they want to get paid, it's because they don't want all the old stuff competing with the media stream that they control now.

-- Nina Paley (3 May 1968 -), American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist, most famous for her film Sita Sings The Blues, "Frequently Asked Questions", (November 2010)

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