Copyright is an involved, complicated topic and its reform is a cornerstone of the Pirate Party of New Zealand.
Copyright is a legal abstract that is utilised by many segments of our society for a variety of reasons; from protecting and even maximising profits to protecting and maximising creative freedom.
Poll Created Sun 9 Feb 2014 7:32PM
Should the party oppose all copyright restrictions? Closed Fri 14 Feb 2014 8:08AM
Abolishing copyright is an untenable position at the moment.
There's a lot they party can do to restore the balance of copyright in favour of individual creativity and shift society's attitude one step at a time.
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Sun 9 Feb 2014 7:56PM
Yawn here we go in circles again.
We should not lightly overturn existing policy previously decided by the membership.
Sun 9 Feb 2014 10:57PM
The abolition of copyright would also abolish copyleft, turning all software into BSD/MIT, and abolish the enforceability of CC licenses. I would support abolishing all use of the criminal justice system to enforce copyright though.
Mon 10 Feb 2014 10:39PM
Copyright in it's earlier form as a limited monopoly on publishing and performance is still a valid way to encourage the creation of some kinds of works and can coexist without infringing on personal freedoms to any significant extent.
Thu 13 Feb 2014 2:24AM
Copyright should be reduced in term initially towards elimination, but copyleft should remain in force.
Ideally we do not want to rehash old decisions of core policy for the sake of it.
Copyright is aimed towards 5 year profitability anyway.
Thu 13 Feb 2014 9:54AM
Abolition of copyright is a bad idea.
Copyright should be reduced to a sane length, from its currently insane length.
What that length should be is up for debate but I feel somewhere between 10 - 25yrs if a fair compromise.