No Safe Harbor: United States Pirate Party
The problem the Pirate Party faces, and clearly, every third party, is “Who are they? What do they stand for? Why should I vote for them?” This book seeks to help alleviate that problem. To that end we have written a series of essays related to our primary platform. We decided to do this for several reasons. These reasons also mirror our platform.
newsletter, a speech I gave at a rally, or this essay. Now, I haven’t done anything wrong, other than state my beliefs, a practice allegedly protected by the First Amendment. It seems that people back in Pennsylvania forgot about that list. No one brings it up anymore. The head of the department stepped down after that fiasco and that seemed to satisfy the masses. Yet how can the people there feel they are safe to continue as they would? The Patriot Act is still in effect, the reason for the
principles of the United Nations. Article 15. (1). Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2). No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality. Article 16. (1). Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. (2). They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with
sole author. Since much of the song’s power comes from that lovely melody passed down to him, how could he? In light of Guthrie’s view, how sad it is that others continue to taint this socialist musician’s ideals by keeping his songs private property, turning them into a lucrative revenue stream rather than a shareable part of our common cultural heritage. If Woody Guthrie had to make his art under the overly restrictive policies his song-publishing company imposes on today’s musicians, it would
for a song begins when the song is published as sheet music. (Just performing it is not enough to trigger the clock.) Fact #2: A search of Copyright Office records shows that the copyright wasn’t registered until 1956, and Ludlow filed for a renewal in 1984. Fact #3: Thanks to tips provided by musicologists who heard about this story, we discovered that Guthrie published and sold the sheet music for “This Land Is Your Land” in a pamphlet in 1945. An original copy of this mimeograph was
notion that ideas themselves cannot be owned. It is NOT permission to plagiarize (to understand the difference, please see http://blog.ninapaley.com/2011/06/27/credit-is-due/). For more information and a complete definition of Anti-copyright, see http://anticopyright.com/ Why would any of this matter in a society where established publishing firms go to great lengths to get well written, edited and printed material on the market? Why wouldn’t it? Ours is a country that believes so much in the