“But such a system of coercion, they never work. Much like with communism or the planned economy, copyright is not robust – just teaching “most” people to fall in line doesn’t suffice. 10% dissenters – even 5% – will break the entire model. In order to fix that, first “fix” human nature. China is a case study here. They’ve invested billions in attempted information control. Their conclusion has been the same – online you can be a dissident or a filesharer as much as you like. Because the alternative is to shut down the internet region-wide which would in effect break their economy. If you want, in real effects, copyright to last for even one year in the non-commercial sense, then the minimum requirement is for you to start by abolishing the internet and any other form of mass communications medium. Any restrictions you’d require to enforce non-commercial copying will have to be strict enough the communications medium simply won’t work anymore. That’s how the real world works. Much like the church or the Soviets you can rail against technological progress and human nature as much as you want (via censorship), but in the end you will either adapt – or find yourself overrun.” See Lessig’s TED talk in 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icwhAGlkDS8&feature=plcp&context=C43aa314VDvjVQa1PpcFOkrPJEdRPrj0SYbbAqYpRW5nvvMlYBA7c= Lawrence Lessig (founder of Creative Commons)