Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ On Copyright Law and Myopia

Stephen Downes

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The author points out what should be obvious, that the major argument for copyright is that it makes the publishing industry richer - and that making the publishing industry is far from a sufficient argument for the criminalization of sharing. But without protection, nobody will create content, it is claimed. Absurd! People will continue to create so long as there is a demand for what they create, whether or not creators get to use an interventionist law to run the purchaser through the wringer.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2024 10:30 p.m.

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