Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lloyd Kaufman on Why Copyright Sucks

I have to shamefully say I've never seen a Troma movie. I don't know why. I've always like the idea of independent movie making outside of the studio system.

The Troma movie ads always cracked me up.

Troma's Lloyd Kaufman

Anyway, this is a good except from Lloyd Kaufman's book at Indywire about how the original concept of copyright has been corrupted by the decedents of the first usurpers. I totally agree about the intent of copyright and how it has been distorted.

Making the DVD man/woman pay a higher criminal penalty than some other crimes is just plain nuts.

I can't quite go along with boosting other people's work and making a profit without compensation for the original creators. We are at a point where some folks are bootlegging movies before they even hit theatrical distribution.

That is actually straight up theft; which is not the same as the oppressive copyright issues of today. I might have make amends and buy the paperback book.

Troma Films does have a YouTube page. I think it is coming back to me why I haven't seen a Troma flick. This is a trailer from the classic Toxic Avenger 2.

Mini Ramble

In other news, my computer is having fits. I am attempting to soothe the poor baby. It has taken me almost an hour to post this tidbit because one of the CPUs is having a royal hissy fit.

It might be time to get a new computer but I'm hoping the cure is effective. Re-installing software and looking for software keys is not my idea of fun. Posting may be dicey for the next few days.

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