MPAA: “democratizing culture is not in our interest”, No one suprised

via Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow on 4/20/11


The MPAA has been doing a full-court press in Brazil, a country where copyright infringement, Creative Commons, and poverty are all widespread. In a telling interview, he described the MPAA’s differences with the Creative Commons movement:

“They [Creative Commons supporters] don’t always agree with what we advocate,” Frazier responded. “And you are talking about democratizing culture, this is not in our interests. It really isn’t my interest.”

Although this answer may not really come as a surprise, combined with his previous answers it shows how subjective the MPAA’s view on creativity and culture is. According to the MPAA piracy is ruining culture, but at the same time they are not allowing others to use even tiny snippets of their works.

The MPAA is apparently only interested in creativity and culture when it applies to the works their studios produce. Needless to say, this isn’t necessarily what’s most beneficial to society. The MPAA is merely protecting their corporate interests.

MPAA: “Democratizing Culture Is Not In Our Interest”

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