Originally Posted by HansTWN
For me it makes no sense to think of copyright as being simply to encourage people to produce more. That is a great side benefit, but in the end it must be there to help protect the individual's rights. And no, anyone who was not written a book has no rights to the book unless being given permission to do so.
For me individual rights makes no sense as a basis for a moral system. And since there is different opinions about this it would be good if people stopped pretending that there is only one opinion that people can have.