Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Direitos autorais


No meio de uma recente discussão bizantina sobre a decisão dos herdeiros de Faulkner de processar Woody Allen pelo uso "indevido" [quer dizer não remunerado] das palavras do autor no filme Midnight in Paris, um advogado ofereceu duas citações que eu achei bastante interessantes:

"The primary objective of copyright is not to reward the labor of authors, but '[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.'  To this end, copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work. This result is neither unfair nor unfortunate. It is the means by which copyright advances the progress of science and art."
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [juíza do supremo estadounidense]
Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co. 499 US 340, 349(1991)

"Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet . . . Whenever a copyright law is to be made or altered, then the idiots assemble."
Mark Twain [dispensa apresentações]

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