Saturday, January 28, 2012
What we witness is a battle over intellectual property rights. It is prudent, for our sanity, to understand that we live in a capitalist system where property rights trump all other rights. In an era when corporations are deemed to be humans, where that particular race of humans has unlimited access to and control over the politicians that rule our lives, how could it be otherwise? Until and unless the system itself is changed so that human rights are the basis for society, there will be endless battles between people like us - the 99% - and the privileged few cloaked in corporate power.
I have been scrupulous on this site to avoid copyright violations, and totally open to remove posts if someone who owns the intellectual property right to a recording requests I delete it. Yet realistically, considering the obscurity of copyright tendrils that may exist among corporations - and most likely do not connect to musicians, by the way - I may inadvertently violate rights, when I intend only to help preserve for humanity valuable works of art. So there is the possibility that my blog may be eliminated by corporate action, as the battle for a free internet broadens. Therefore please write down or bookmark this address: rhythmconnection.org. I may try to mirror this blog at that address, but will certainly attempt to carry on there, if Google bows to its master.