The Green party have come unstuck with yet more of their policy.
The latest ill thought out part of their manifesto is over the ever controversial copyright law with they propose to limit to 14 years. This has been met with protests from many artists who rightly believe that ownership of copyright is one of the few things they actually have left in a fast eroding world of creativity where only the rich can afford to make art.
The Greens manifesto, which has many holes in it already, has copyright proposals that make it a further nightmare to be creative in a world where the internet and modern attitudes to the worth of art have further eroded what it’s actually worth and many artists are looking to political parties to support them as they attempt to survive and not have their right to survive whilst they create eroded by selfish policy makers.
The Greens claim that they are trying make the imperfect copyright ‘shorter in length, fair and flexible’ and that they would achieve this with shorter copyright terms of up to 14 years which effectively takes the art and the music out of the hands of the creators and into the hands of big business. At the moment it’s 70 years – effectively the creators life time- have the Greens just not thought this through? or do they genuinely want to take the rights of the artist and hand them away to big business- whose side are they on?