Originally Posted by HansTWN
Those are cases where a majority has voted to take away rights from a minority (the content creators and sellers). Is that highly civilized?
Ah! Here is the problem. You have copyright law backwards in your mind. Society has granted creators limited control over the works to reward and encourage creation. Before copyright law, anybody was free to copy anything as they wished. Any rights creators have are because they were given to them. They did not start out with complete control and have that whittled away over the years.