Hang On A Minute That’s My Work You Are Talking About

Released on May 31, 2012

It was the clash of the old and new on The Naked Book, with Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, having a proper playground scrap with two “new media” folk over copyright.

Mollet has recently turned on ‘copyright eroders’, such as The Pirate Party and the Open Rights Group, accusing them of briefings riddled with “inaccuracies and falsehoods”.

Mollet told The Naked Book: “These people are making a habit, if not a living, exciting people into believing they can take stuff without paying for it.”

Offended? Some have been.  Loz Kaye, leader of the UK Pirate Party, said: “We’ve all been stunned by Richard’s remarks quite frankly”.

“Good,” retorted Richard. “I want to antagonise you and the Open Rights Group.”

Meanwhile, on Planet Techdirt, founder Mike Masnick accused Mollet of guaranteeing that the PA was “seen as obsolete and out of touch for the entire next generation”. The younglings don’t “buy the mythical story that locking up works is good for anyone”.

It’s not about eroding copyright, it’s about common sense, chorused Masnick and Kaye. It’s clear what publishers wants, and a lot of people reject it. “We are not concerned about the impact on a particular narrow band of industry players,” said Kaye.

When will the real world catch up with the internet then? “It’s happening much much faster than some people expect,” warned Masnick, “technologies change faster than old industries accept.”

Some BRILLIANT debating on the #nakedbook, said ‏@FeliceTherese on Twitter. “Is Richard the English bloke? Because he’s owning it.”

What’s that background noise? The sound of Richard digging his heels in. Watch out pirates!

Refereed by host Philip Jones, deputy editor of The Bookseller, and chat-room overseer Catherine Neilan.

Even Daniel Defoe got a mention.

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