Originally Posted by perversity
I don't think non-creative people have a right to dictate what artistic people can or can't do for a living
Well, think again. Not only we can (like in talking all kinda nonsense, that internet is famous for), but in fact as a people who pay money for what we need - we must.
Not, that I am all for poor or hobby writers, but talks about the right
of a writer to be make a comfortable living and his children to be paid 50 years after he cannot be paid is a little too much to swallow. Everybody should be rewarded, but the current copyright and drm system are so bad, that their good purpose and goals are as useful as water in rubbing alcohol for quenching the thirst.
Think about painters for a second, once you sold a picture you don't tell the new owner what to do and how and for how long to display the new painting.