Credibility Check

The Point

OPINION—Much of what we know from long history is anecdotal at best, coming from tradition. But could that actually be more credible than the academic obsession we have today?

General Eisenhower insisted that as many photographs as possible be taken of the Jewish Holocaust aftermath because, some day, so he claimed, someone would try to deny that any of it ever happened. Now, not even a century later, accredited academians and even Middle-East governments are making the denial Eisenhower predicted. What’s the point in certification if it doesn’t stop such obtuse lies? Perhaps, certifying the lies was Satan’s intention all along.

Tradition tells us that there were two zodiacs. Yes, TWO! The first was held by Noah (the guy with the ark) and his ancestors. Supposedly, Noah believed that the stars told a story of a loving Creator God who would redeem humanity through a suffering messiah borne of a virgin.  · · · →

Are Copyright Claims Constitutionally Related to Actual Artists?

US Constitution Art I Sec 8 grants temporary rights to AUTHORS and INVENTORS, not to record labels. Many copyright claims are held by large companies that dictate terms to the artists. Moreover, the Constitutional purpose is to PROMOTE useful arts. Do the alleged infringements inhibit useful arts? How are the recent intellectual property claims primarily focused on protecting and promoting the actual inventors and artists, not just defending opportunists who don’t want free-license artists to put them out of business?

Yeah, don’t pirate. But, you can’t shut down all freedom just to protect an industry that may need to reinvent. If Steve Jobs were alive, he might offer us another solution, like he did with iTunes almost a decade ago.

If there’s a copyright claim, the artist needs to show his face in court. If there’s $50 million awarded for an infringement, the artist needs to get the lump of that, with the record label as his agent and attorney—not $49 million for the record company and $1 million to the artist..  · · · →