📑 In serving big company interests, copyright is in crisis

Bookmarked In serving big company interests, copyright is in crisis (Boing Boing)

One of the biggest problems with copyright in the digital era is that we expect people who aren’t in the entertainment industry to understand and abide by its rules: it’s no more realistic to expect a casual reader to understand and abide by a long, technical copyright license in order to enjoy a novel than it is to expect a parent to understand securities law before they pay their kid’s allowance.

Cory Doctorow provides a summary of a range of incidents that have led to copyright to being in a point of crisis.

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