It no longer make sense to keep copyright laws to subsidize the publishing business.

Until recently, most means of mass dissemination required a significant capital investment. Disseminators needed printing presses, trains or trucks, warehouses, broadcast towers, or communications satellites. It made economic sense to channel the lion’s share of the proceeds of copyrights to the publishers and distributors, and the law was designed to facilitate that.

However the internet meant that mass dissemination could be achieved by anyone.

Therefore, it no longer make sense to keep copyright laws to subsidize the publishing business. The internet obsoletes Copyright.

http://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20120409/12273718432/publishing-isnt-job-anymore-its-button.shtml

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