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Lessons From Fashion's Free Culture – Open & Free!

I love it when I find evidence that Copyright Protection doesn’t generate the same kind of revenue that an Open & Free Business Model does, it puts a smile on my face. No it’s not perfect, but neither is Copyright Protected sectors, they are failing miserably in this new open business model, they are trying to function within it and still can’t figure out what to do. Why? They are trying to use old industrial age thinking on a model that doesn’t require alot of control. Some control yes, but not nearly enough to keep everyone comfortable.

Companies that practice or use the big C (Copyright) are struggling to function in the New Open Marketplace, where FREE is almost impossible to compete with, so don’t compete! There are many, many sectors that do not qualify for Copyright Protection, and they generate more revenues than most with Copyright Protection. Copyright is about one thing and one thing only, control! I’m generalizing of course, but that’s the core motive when you strip all away.

Here is a TED Talk that is very interesting, with much to think about, food for thought.

Johanna Blakely: Lessons from fashion’s free culture.

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3 Comments

  1. Rob Cairns on August 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Owen, let me add food for thought. The other problem with copyright protection is all it does is start lawsuits. The only ones that end up benefiting in the end it seems are the lawyers.



    • Owen Greaves on August 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM

      Agreed, we are a long way from riding ourselves of Copyright as we know it.



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