More & stricter copyright law won’t save publishing industry

I'm listening to William Paltry, Google's  Senior Copyright Counsel, and frankly I'm surprised. Hearing a lawyer speak against more laws is like hearing Bill Gates speak nice about Apple. Pardon me a moment; I want to see if hell froze over.

He's presenting a cogent argument on how some are trying to use laws to solve business problems, and he contends that laws can only fix legal problems. He was told by someone at NBC that piracy was the most serious problem the network faced; he disagreed and pointed out that overpaying for the Olympics, poor scheduling, and other bad business decisions were greater threats.

I'm recording this address, and if the quality is decent I'll post it later.

About Nate Hoffelder (11466 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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