Copyright: Recent History

Ars Technica have a comprehensive post on the issue of copyright, particularly from the historical perception. What have we done? Have we done enough?

Author Timothy Lee states:

But the broader point is clear: every item on this list has imposed costs on third parties. Technologies with clear non-infringing uses have been pushed out of the market. Innocent parties have had their websites shut down. A woman was arrested for filming a birthday party that happened to occur in a movie theater. Angel investor Paul Graham has said he avoids funding music-related startups because the record labels are “effectively a rogue state with nuclear weapons.” And most of these enforcement efforts costs taxpayer money.

See the full article.

Source: Ars Technica

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