The Dumbest Propaganda Video Ever – #PropagandaWatch

07/03/201933 Comments

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TechDirt is claiming that the EU’s Intellectual Property Office has just released the dumbest propaganda video ever: “IPDENTICAL: imagine a world without creativity.” So is it really that bad? Let’s roll up our sleeves and find out.

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EU Intellectual Property Office Produces Dumbest Propaganda Film Ever, Pretending Without IP There Is No Creativity

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  1. HomeRemedySupply says:

    The other day, prior to Corbett posting “The Dumbest Propaganda Video Ever – #PropagandaWatch”, I had watched the Film, (or rather skipped through segments).

    With this Corbett video…
    Following “many minutes later”, at the 1:25 mark, I got a big belly laugh with the expression on Corbett’s face. That was a great punch line.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      I just want to mention that I am on my way to getting very, very, very rich.

      I am in the process of Copyrighting and also Trademarking all the words in the English dictionary, including idioms and slang.
      Of course, it is taking a lot of upfront money for attorneys, and especially bribes & kickback agreements with officials.

      But someday, everyone will need to pay a royalty to use any word.
      I’ll be a rich country Texan.

      When I am rich, I’ll probably buy Google and Amazon.
      But one of the first things I am gonna buy when I am rich, is a new sofa for the front yard of my trailer house out here in the country. The dog and I are getting tired of the torn cushions, which sometimes are soggy in the morning during my beer breakfast.

      After English, I’ll probably copyright & trademark other languages.
      But not China.
      Those guys are kind of flippant about patents and trademarks and copyrights.
      I wonder if that is part of the reason their economy rose so rapidly?

  2. Ian Davis says:

    Yet another great piece from JC and yet another piece of stupid propaganda from the EU. In my opinion the EU is ‘officially stupid.’ Something beautifully encapsulated by their draconian Copyright Directive diktat:

    https://in-this-together.com/the-european-union-is-officially-stupid/

    It isn’t stupid from a globalist Technocrat point of view. The shutting down of free speech and control of all information on the HTTP Internet is a great idea from their perspective. The UK government are going even further as they intend to fully regulate the Internet in the UK as a genuine dictatorship is rolled out.

    https://in-this-together.com/online-harms-white-paper/

    I think it is stupid because it won’t work.

    All it will do is annoy people to the extent that they will clamour for alternatives. With Their Copyright directives, crazy utilitarian view of intellectual property and insistence upon the state control of everything they have just started a technological arms race with 750 million people.

    If they fear losing control of the narrative now I think they have just put the nail in the EU propaganda coffin. When the vast majority of citizens start to feel the effect of this censorship grid I believe (I hope) the technological and innovative backlash will fundamentally change the way people access information, both on and offline.

    The state apparatus has already lost control of the narrative and this dictatorial legislation won’t stop that process. Unfortunately, what we have now, needs to be taken away first.

    • Duck says:

      ‘…The state apparatus has already lost control of the narrative and this dictatorial legislation won’t stop that process. Unfortunately, what we have now, needs to be taken away first…’

      What % of people care about freedom?
      until people see that loosing their freedom will always end up turning them dirt poor most dont care- just look at china, as long as they are mostly unmolested by the gov and have a decent income its no issue that some people get their organs cut out and sold or locked up in camps.
      The clamp down on the net most likely means that something bad is going to impact the real, economic world, most people care about and they need to scapegoat someone for it and redirect all the angry people in the ‘right’ direction

      • Ian Davis says:

        “….What % of people care about freedom?”

        Maybe between 10 – 20%:

        https://www.cato.org/blog/how-many-libertarians-are-there-answer-depends-method

        I agree most people will never resist, as long as their living standards are maintained. Even if standards fall most will still look to the state for protection. But, if you consider the number of people today who are seeking and developing genuine decentralised solutions, I believe harsher censorship will increase that number significantly. If for no other reason than increased demand.

        Yep, the censorship will enable a lot of ‘something bad.’ Control of the narrative is the purpose.

  3. jonathan.d says:

    A dystopian world without IP? What, like the Renaissance? Or any other time before the Berne Convention in 1886? Indeed. How drab was the art of Bach, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Goethe, or Caravaggio, to name a handful.

    • Duck says:

      Johnathan
      to be fair I read once that in Shakespeares time the actors got strips with their lines and no one ever got to see the whole play because they thought it would get stolen and played by other troopes…. I also read the Vatican had its own special piece of music they wanted to keep for themselves no one else could get the score for until Mozart listened to it one time then just wrote it out…lol
      We allegedly only got Shakespeare because his bud’s published his work after he died

  4. m.clare says:

    5 years ago I paid handsomely for a few conversations with a lawyer because I had been developing software tools that significantly and substantially outperform engineers. Consistent with the decades of mainstream conditioning to which I had been subjected, I was concerned that somebody (likely the company that employed me) would steal my ideas.

    Rather than greed, it was FEAR that motivated me. Fear of losing creative control of my dream.

    (The Company I worked for made us sign a contract that suggested any ideas we may come up with while in their employ were the Intellectual Property of the Company. The Company had told me NOT to pursue this creative avenue on Company time as they did not believe in my vision. It was developed on my time and, low and behold, it worked.)

    Everybody I speak to about my better mousetrap suggests I’m irresponsibles not to protect my Intellectual Property; in fact, it’s the first thought that comes to their minds. For them, it is a given that my Company will eventually stab me in the back.

    Rather than being exclusive, I have chosen instead to be inclusive. I have been including the opinions, desires, wishes and creative perspectives of anybody who takes an interest in what I’m developing. This approach encourages rather than stifles the development and expansion of my vision…which is my goal. If money was the goal, I would be encouraged to construct walls to define what is MINE.

    Our paranoid culture encourages the construction of little I.P. empires surrounded by high protective walls. These prisons bidirectionally guard against the spread of creativity.

  5. stefan.ag says:

    The Brazilian in me got little bit triggered by the “mises institute” in the back. Lots of the new totally CIA controlled government members use a jargon phrase “less marx, more misses” as a way to simple solve and sell government assets necessary for the society as a whole, to the deep state.

    I know that you are for Statis James (neither do I sometimes, somehow) but that “neoliberal” agenda IS NOT the way to do it.

    Anyhow another grate post keep the amazing job man

  6. NES says:

    Whaaaaaat? (James’ facial expression here) Agree. Ridiculous and nonsensical. I wonder what the EU office was trying to accomplish in making the video? Assume they hired-out the work. If so, I’d ask for their money back.

  7. Stronghorse says:

    If anything should be given a patent, it would be that facial expression James. That is indeed priceless.
    If anyone really looks closely, you see that the majority of the “Laws” that government puts out are for the purpose of generating revenue. Not just the copyright type, but look at the traffic statutes, and all the other “Licenses” required. {Allegedly required.}
    Notice that nearly everything they make illegal or restricted, suddenly becomes legal, or allowed, as soon as you pay for the permit or license.
    “Your truck is too heavy.” “Oh, what permit do I need to purchase?” “Well Mr. Trucker, since you are willing to pay the fee, then your truck isn’t too heavy after all I guess.”
    According to government, it’s not even legal in their eyes to fall in love and choose to live with another human being unless you purchase their permission. However, as soon as there is an exchange of whatever fiat currency they favor at the time, then they have no problem with who, (or even WHAT now days), you decide to cohabitate with. Just be sure to file the correct tax form and pay the prescribed fee.
    There is your proof that the world is run by bankers. Governments are simply their collection agencies. Every fee, every cent of interest, can be traced to the Bank of International Settlements if you follow the money trail to it’s end.
    There are very few exceptions to this, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela come to mind currently, and there used to be several others. Places with names like Iraq, Libya, and so many others I don’t care to list them all. The names are not hard to look up if anyone wants to, but I think you all understand my point.
    In the end, “All wars are banker’s wars”, and “Money truly is the root of all evil”.

    • cooly says:

      Absolutely. Laws are set up for revenue, and if you “offend” you are entered into the “justice system” where they stack charges and milk you relentlessly. Late fees, etcetera. But laws are also intended to keep the public under control. Above the dotted line our esteemed rulers are immune to laws unless they become an embarrassment or piss off the wrong people. Then the “law” applies. It’s just a power maintenance mechanism.

      As far as making things legal, like marijuana or whatever, that will only be done when the corporations have set up their profit scheme. Then they are all on board. Their puppets will take care of it. Give them crumbs. Tolerant oppression.

  8. Duck says:

    This vid will get a strike on YTube for copyright violation showing those clips….. lol

  9. calibrator says:

    Very funny in parts, as so often with James.

    But I won’t watch this garbage. As a EU victi^d^d^d “citizen” I’m getting punished enough already!

    And now they will administer the fourth degree: Ursula von der Leyen will become the new commission president after the corrupt drunkard Juncker gets his well-deserved retirement, after perfectly catering year after year for the money elite. This piece of garbage!

    But von der Leyen is really something else: She placed two(!) of her seven kids at McKinsey and then made sure that this company got full order books by the German government (for consultancy contracts for the military as she is minister of defence – you know how that turned out: The German Bundeswehr is in total shambles!).

    Now imagine this stupid, audacious, totally corrupted woman ruining the EU…

    And by the way: She was completely desensitized before, especially to what is important in a modern world and fully supported web censorship – which brought her the nickname “Zensursula” (“censorsula”). So, yeah, you can guess how her stance on #IPDENTICAL would be!

    And so you know: They placed her there to protect her – and make her a future chancellor candidate for Germany!
    This was the best Merkel could deal after she had to accept that the Rothschild stooge Lagarde gets to be ECB president after Goldman Draghi, the most powerful position in the EU apparatus.

    We are so fucked in the EU. They find even worse and more unscrupulous staff every cycle!

  10. irene.b says:

    Sounds like school which Anthony Sutton says is aimed at submission and control. Why not? School repression, force and obediance works on most people – crushing out all the individuality and creativity.

    Same clothes, same song, same activity sitting at a desk listening and dreaming. Having to get permission to leave the room or speak. Even with a “nice” or “entertaining” teacher, he or she is still in control. Because it happens as we grow, we assume that authorities are right and dont learn to do our own thinking and negotiating. We are seeing this in huge groups of protesters who have no idea how to achieve what they think they want.

    • Duck says:

      irene
      the teacher is not the real problem… they make kids work in groups so they never stand or fall on their own work and people who grew up in daycare already have a weaker sense of self anyway which is why we have so many narcissists these days who think they will literally die if the group turns on them

  11. alexandre says:

    The psychological / cultural / habit(ational) issue in this … issue is, maybe obviously, important. I’m a musician and I was brought up in the “normal” culture of … author…author….how do you say it, “authorial rights”? Let’s say I compose something and record it. Let’s say a filmmaker grabs it and puts it in his film. He’s getting money with my (“my”) music, and that’s not right. Well, that was more or less the idea, which was so normal that no discussion was ever needed. You composed something, it’s yours – you even have to register your composition at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro (paying a fee or course). On the other hand I invented once a record company that was called Mendigo Records (mendigo means “beggar”) and the idea was to have money removed from the picture totally. No money, no compromises, no strings attached, complete freedom – and without freedom you cannot play jazz (it was a jazz RC – I’m a jazz musician). No copyrights, no CEOs, nothing. A collaborative effort to produce non commercial authentic and free jazz records. A friend had a home-studio and there we produced 11 records – which were then sold (which kind of goes against the whole idea) but the money was just to pay for the CDs (sent by mail) etcetera. Total freedom, I did the covers and it went well until some of the guys started complaining that “it wasn’t going anywhere”. They were expecting the only thing they ever knew – specially a direction from me “the boss” – and couldn’t think otherwise. After some insult exchanges I terminated the whole thing, but the experiment taught me that people are so rooted in these systems that they can’t even imagine the possibility of it being questionable. Artistically too – no great creative ideas came out but the usual commercial stuff. No one could “imagine” anything truly free. So much freedom was almost a problem, curiously.

    Even watching this Corbett video I was still a bit confused, asking s**t like “But then, how am I gonna earn my money if that’s the only thing I can do?” Ad agencies would love not having to pay anymore to have artists doing the work for them. Artistically I have no problems having my compositions, arrangements and whatever played and going around, but if an ad agency wants me to make a track, then it’s different….isn’t it? It’s different from what Corbett does because it’s not information, but art – which is mostly useless. Or maybe it is the same. I’ll watch the Kinsella videos to wrap my head around this, because I’m sure I agree totally with Corbett (Mendigo Records was back in 2005), but I’m not exactly sure why. As Manuel used to say in Fawlty Towers, “It is difficult for mee”.

  12. alexandre says:

    For the musicians out there, there’s a book by Frank Kofsky called “Black Music/White Business” …

    http://www.pathfinderpress.com/s.nl/it.A/id.486/.f

    …which would be – in another universe – a must read for any jazz musician. Curiously no jazzman I ever knew ever heard of it. There you have the true spirit of the jazz record labels back in the golden eras of jazz, the racism, the exploitation, the double standards, the frauds etc. Truly incredible, and illuminating….and very much related to the copyright subject. Charlie Parker being offered to be taken out of an asylum only if he signed a contract with a record company is one of the horror stories. Highly recommended.

  13. bladtheimpaler says:

    It is almost a given that whatever the ‘authorities’ proscribe the people need to head in the opposite direction….”The world is a criminal enterprise Mr. Beale, er Mr. Corbett, and you have stumbled into the midst of it and have exposed it for which the forces of the New World Economic Order will attempt to make you a tone.”

  14. pearl says:

    This topic is one I’ve not delved into, but a couple years ago during a long drive I heard an interesting episode of TED Radio Hour, a compilation of various speakers on a common topic, this one asking, “What is Original? When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius?”. I include a portion of a transcript featuring Kirby Ferguson regarding Bob Dylan and Led Zepplin:

    FERGUSON: Now, there’s a lot of these. It’s been estimated that two-thirds of melodies Dylan used in his early songs were borrowed.

    RAZ: So I’m hearing all of these Bob Dylan things, right? And, like, it’s hard for me to say because we’re talking about Bob Dylan. But he stole all of this stuff. If this happened today with Twitter, like within seconds of the release of his record he would be hammered.

    FERGUSON: He would be, yeah. I mean, it was a different era, he was a folk musician and the idea back then was not that you came up with original songs. The idea was you took the songs that came before you and you did new things with them, you know. You would write new lyrics to existing melody or vice versa. You contributed to this body of folk music. That was the idea back then. So he wasn’t unusual in what he was doing. He was doing what they do in folk music.

    RAZ: And this happens all the time in all kinds of music. So take Led Zeppelin for example, who used to listen to another band called Spirit.

    FERGUSON: And Spirit were, you know, they haven’t really stood the test of time, but they were a reasonably well-known band in the ’60s and Zeppelin toured with them.

    RAZ: Which could be why this song is not “Stairway To Heaven.” It’s called “Taurus.” And it came out two years earlier. They basically ripped off “Taurus.”

    FERGUSON: Yeah, they sound a lot a like. And it does sound like the opening of “Stairway To Heaven” is fairly difficult to distinguish from that segment of “Taurus.”

    npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/321797073/what-is-original

    The artist who composed that intro riff to “Stairway to Heaven” was never credited nor compensated, and I think that’s very wrong.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Heaven

    And earlier today, I listened to Lawrence Lessig’s TED talk on Laws that choke creativity. Lots of good points made.

    ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity/transcript?language=en#t-248000

    This isn’t an easy, either/or matter, and like Alexandre, I struggle with it.

  15. sheeple359 says:

    So the EU which is sponsored by millions of tax cattle on the European continent created this IP masterpiece with tax money and uploaded to youtube and disabled the comments, because public opinion. But, yeah of course, they do not want any public opinion. They just inform EU tax cattle that they will never leave such dull world without IP “laws” to happen.

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