Bastardly origins of the copyright

Posted on January 15th, 2008 in History and society by ZoltarStark

It’s very common to say that copyright is necessary to guarantee protection of the rights of authors and content producers. It’s supposed to encourage people to be creative.

It seems the truth is different. In his article The Promise of a Post-Copyright World Karl Fogel argues for a different view of copyright. In the beginnings, in sixteenth-century England, the copyright was a form of private-sector censorship of printed… Bastardly origins of the copyright