Against Monopoly

In short, why should public moneys be spent to guarantee ever higher, not to say exorbitant, returns to copyright owners? This is not the sort of argument lawyers will find attractive, but why trust their judgement since they are big gainers from enforcing prosecution. Better not to have the public pay for enforcement and make the lawyers earn their generous take.

A repackaging of Tim O’Reilly’s fiendishly unattractive “Piracy is progressive taxation” meme is included. 

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