What’s Wrong with Copyright

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Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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  1. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    Make sure to click through to the unpixellated version. That’s a nice-looking obelisk.Report

  2. Avatar JosephFM says:

    I think this is less a problem of “copyright” and more one of Wikipedia’s increasingly ridiculous bylaws. They need to realize that they will never really be much of a reliable source.Report

  3. Avatar John David Galt says:

    It seems to me that this, like most of the other problems raised in the last few years (the unwarranted extensions of copyright on old material, the ongoing erosion of Fair Use by DMCA and the NET Act and now the ACTA Treaty, and D”R”M systems that restrict actions the seller isn’t entitled to restrict) are not problems with copyright itself: they are just problems with the regulations that have been built on top of copyright.

    Federal laws regulations are almost never about the problems they purport to solve, and the ones related to copyright are no exception. Every Federal law written since the New Deal is simply the latest round of an endless game of “My lobbyist has a bigger bag of cash for bribes than yours.” If you’re not well-enough heeled (or poorly-enough equipped with morals) to play that game, you’re simply not represented in Congress.Report

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