Copyrights exist to protect creative works. This protection is given so that authors of these works can continue to create new content and to ensure that they are properly compensated for their work. If people are not properly compensated for their work, many will cease to produce it.
Those who continue to produce without compensation will do it for the pure enjoyment of creation much like freeware is today. In a society without copyright protection, the proliferation of these creative works would not be as great because the creator’s concern would be for creation rather than distribution. Furthermore, some would argue that the overall quality of creative works would increase without copyright protection and that in time more information would become available.
Despite these arguments, copyright law exists, and like any other law, we must comply with it. Technology has allowed many people to infringe upon copyrights in digital media, but it has also given content producers ways to guard against infringement. As of now, the future of digital content and digital copyright protection is still unknown. The environment evolves as a continual flow of new protection and infringement technologies emerge.
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