For teenagers today, the copyright monopoly is something that the establishment uses to punish them for enjoying culture and science, to censor their protests and voices, and to prevent their art from reaching an audience. As these people grow older and come into policymaking positions, at what point will they…
Throughout the debate on sharing culture and knowledge in violation of the copyright monopoly, one question keeps popping up. But it's not a question as much as an insult to all artists.
Copyright monopolists insist on the idea of controlling the fruits of other people's labor, such as when other people copy a particular file. This attitude is offensive, insulting, and antithetical to a free market.
One of the most common (and false) arguments against sharing culture is that "the artist has a right to get paid when you enjoy something". This is totally false.