I want to create something.
Something new and fresh.
Something that I love and want to share with everyone so they can see it, and experience it, and love it too.
Does that sound good?
Oh, and yeah I only want this exact 5% of western culture to be able to see it and anyone else who does has to be arrested, ok?
Yes, a pretty intense and exaggerated example, however, to some extent is this not what copyright is? A way of securely censoring what we create and intended to share in the first place?
There are many ways this censoring is done, and many confusing rules and regulations around it which continue to baffle me even further.
The current US copyright law states that a monopoly exists on the creation 70 years after the authors death. For corporate authorship, the monopoly exists 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication. And who do we have to thank for these monopolies?
Corporations these days…