When our founding fathers created the copyright they did it to encourage the spread of ideas. Copyrights, like patents, only lasted 14 years. Hollywood changed all that and every 5 years or so they extend copy right by 5 years.

The result? Millions of books have been locked in paper prisons rotting into oblivion.

History of Copyright

Here is a great video by Lawrence Lessig that covers the history of copyright:

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