Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Moderation is a fatal thing. . . . Nothing succeeds like excess.
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

There is moderation even in excess.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I, i,1-3)


Copyright is good. Excess in copyright is not.
There are many parties in the copyright construct.
All of them must avoid excess in order for copyright to be sustainable.
When is success excess?

HPK January 10, 2006

1 comment:

  1. I am very happy to see this new BLOG. I have always believed that copyright is to creativity like water is to humans; too little and you dehydrate and die, too much and you drown and die.

    As we drown, and extremist politicians throw more water at us, we need more people to be writing about how harmful this closed minded ideology is to creators and all other citizens.