Nina Paley came up with a great phrase about the music and movie industries the other day: “It’s like Night of the Living Dead Business Model“, she said.
Now comes her reaction to today’s New York Times article Digital Pirates Winning Battle With Major Hollywood Studios:
Knowing Nina, I’m sure she’s fine with it being reproduced here — and anywhere else on the Internet. Go for it, folks :-). (Use her large version of the poster if you want.)
I’ve written a letter to the Times in response to the article, pointing out how there’s no need to adopt the industry’s terminology (e.g., “stealing”) when discussing the issue, and mentioning how copyright primarily subsidizes (non-Internet) distribution rather than creation.