The recent worrying thread about images on the blog has reminded me of one of my more leftfield ideas. I’m sure this will get careful consideration from you open minded people… And if not, then I’ll feel solidarity with that moon landings guy.
Why don’t we just give up the idea of copyright? It seems to me that the whole idea was conceived when people were actually able to control the copying and distribution of their work. In a world of instant copies of everything everywhere it makes less and less sense each day.
All the arguments for copyright seem to be about artists preserving their revenue. But whoever said art needs to create revenue? If you need to be paid to give your art any meaning, maybe you should be doing something else instead. I think a world of amateur artists (writers, musicians, etc….) would be a potentially more interesting place.
We’re clinging to an outdated concept and failing to think outside the box. Let’s end ‘copyright’ tomorrow. Who’s with me?!