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:
What Do You Think?
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