Originally Posted by jersysman
I wonder how these world governments expect people to understand all of these copyright laws.
They don't. Remember, these laws are for the benefit of corporations, not authors. And complex copyright laws means more chances to catch those who don't understand them and siphon more money than is deserved from their wallets into the hands of publishers/broadcasters and lawyers (bet you won't, for example, find a single band that's gotten any money out of the various successful copyright lawsuits and settlements aimed at downloaders).