Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?

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0.02: Do [Content] Right


Internet Radio, Pastor-Authors, and Trade Agreements Show Notes In which we talk about doing “content” right—whether that content is streaming radio, books published by Christian pastors, or massive trade laws.

  • Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio: thinking about the ups and downs of each service
  • Pastor-authors: thinking about “plagiarism” and whose names end up on books
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: or, how making laws in secret as fast as possible is bad for democracy
Music
  • Opening music: "Time, Time" from Every Time I Leave by Paul J. Phillips. Used by permission.
  • Closing music: Winning Slowly Theme by Chris Krycho. Used by dint of being written for the show.
Links
  • Spotify
  • iTunes Radio
  • Pandora
  • Stop Fast Track
  • Lots of pols are against it
  • Senate Bill Text / Senate-provided info
  • House overview / House-provided info
  • Open Media Survey
Extras Sometimes, because we’re just that cool, we’ll include bonus content related to the show. Case in point: today, you get the full text of the OpenMedia survey discussed on the show. NEAT. Open Media’s Citizen-Powered Digital Future Survey If you so desire, you can visit and participate in the original. If you’re just curious about the questions they’re asking, take a look:
  • How would you rank the priorities below if you were developing copyright laws?
    • Protecting free expression
    • Compensation for creators & artists
    • clear and simple rules
    • Rules made democratically
    • Privacy Safeguards
    • Protection for media conglomerates
  • If I download copyrighted songs without permission, the penalty should be:
    • A Tribunal should issue me a fine, ranging from $250 to $15,000. (New
      Zealand’s Copyright “Infringing File Sharing” Amendment Act)
    • No penalty
    • A warning, and instruction about the laws surrounding copyright
    • Payment of a fine equivalent to the cost of purchasing the song
    • A Court should be able to issue a fine and order that I be disconnected from the Internet. (France’s “HADOPI” Law)
  • How many years should copyright last?
    • 0yrs
    • 10yrs
    • 25yrs
    • 50yrs
    • 75yrs
    • 100yrs
    • until death of creator
    • 10yrs after death
    • 25yrs after death
    • 50yrs after death
    • 75yrs after death
    • 100yrs after death
  • Which body(ies) should be responsible for enforcing copyright rules? (check all that apply)
    • None
    • Internet Service Providers, with new technologies installed on their networks
    • A new national government agency
    • Copyright holders
    • Police and judges
  • My Internet Service Provider should be permitted to share information about who I am and what I download with (check all that apply):
    • Any copyright holder that makes a request (i.e. publishing company, production company)
    • Any copyright holder that makes a request (i.e. publishing company, production company)
    • A copyright holder but only after a court order
    • No-one ISPs should not share my information
    • Law enforcement authorities at their discretion
  • Finland is set to vote on a new crowdsourced copyright law created by over 1100 people in collaboration with volunteer copyright lawyers. My country should:
    • Design copyright laws through the legislative process, with extensive public consultation
    • Design copyright laws through the legislative process, with extensive public consultation
    • Design copyright laws by following Finland’s example, launching a participatory multi-stakeholder process that involves the general public, including Internet users & creators as well as copyright law experts
    • Design copyright laws by following Finland’s example, launching a participatory multi-stakeholder process that involves the general public, including Internet users & creators as well as copyright law experts
    • Design copyright laws by following Finland’s example, launching a participatory multi-stakeholder process that involves the general public, including Internet users & creators as well as copyright law experts
  • When I download music, I want the following percentage of revenue to go to the artist:
    • 100%
    • 50%
    • 0%
  • When I buy content (i.e. music, ebooks, movies) online, I expect to be able to:
    • Use it on any device and modify it if necessary for any special needs I have (i.e. using software that can convert text into speech for the blind)
    • Use it on any device
    • Use it on any device I own, modify it for my special needs, & share it with friends as I would a physical copy
    • Modify it in any way I see fit, and make it available for free to anyone online, as long as nobody profits from it
    • Use it only on the device I used to purchase it
  • When using the content of others online we should: (check all that apply):
    • Be able to excerpt from works to share commentaries and reviews without fear of legal penalties
    • Always give credit to the creator of the work when sharing
    • Be able to create parodies, remixes and fan fiction without having to break the law and face penalties
    • Have free access to content so long as we do not profit from the original work
    • Be sure that the majority of our payments goes directly to compensating the creator(s) of the work


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