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Monday, April 25, 2016
Copyright Conspiracy: Fiction or Fact?
always wondered if the government uses copyright law to get a heads-up on what
books will say before they are published.
Often, many books apply for copyright before they are released to the
public. Do you think there are thousands of workers combing through these
manuscripts to learn what people have to say before the masses learn about
There is a distinct advantage given to the government when it learns things
before others do. Based on the information contained in these books, it could:
its policies, procedures, plans, or priorities.
to form a defense against an accusation.
information to make certain financial investments.
to cover its tracks
its military or security strategy.
a case to arrest someone.
insight to prosecute an entity.
evidence of a controversial program.
so maybe I’ve been exposed to one conspiracy theory too many, but it makes
sense. Sure, copyrights are issued to
protect the domain of a writer’s original work, but don’t you wonder if the
government uses it to its own advantage?
What if the government learns the details of a book that will release
information it doesn’t want leaked? Could the government then
blackmail/threaten /pay-off the author to not publish such materials? Or maybe the government, upon being alerted to what will be published, prepares a smear campaign to discredit the author
and book before it’s released. Or how
about the government, upon learning of a book’s contents, doesn’t squash the
book but instead asks the author to make changes that are favorable to the
are the same thing. While the government
serves its function by ascertaining who owns the rights to certain creations,
it is secretly looking to apply such ideas, technology or techniques to serve
its own interests and needs – well before any of it is actually available to
the public. I think the copyright office
is doing the same with books.
another thought. What if the copyright
office doesn’t record your book, word for word, and instead purposely edits out
certain passages and then adopts its version into the permanent record?
the government already spies on us, manipulates the financial markets, fixes legal cases, and does whatever is needed to keep us safe, protect America’s
interests, or serve the needs of corrupt politicians, why wouldn’t it violate
the copyright process for its own needs? Hey, I have zero proof here and am
just speculating on a “what-if,” but seriously, what if I’m right?