So my views on the Green Party’s policies on copyright seem to have caused a stir.
Reading the various defences and responses put forwards by Green supporters to justify the
confiscation of artists’ rights to their creations limiting of copyright to 14 years, I am struck by the fact that the hostile response to this policy really seems to have taken them aback. There’s a sense of shock that the very people who are outraged (And, in my view, rightfully so -Ed) at the suggestions are the very people who they regarded as “theirs”.
It is, I suspect, political growing pains, similar to the “let Natalie in the debates“ when the initial TV debates plan excluded them, became “don’t let Natalie in the debates“ after that LBC interview.
So, given that hosts of readers are sure I’m wrong but can’t decide amongst themselves why, I figured I’d give a rundown of the various responses.