> For example if you don't have copyright, then you don't have a way to guarantee monetising creativity - and if you don't have that, then you get less stuff created - because the creators have nothing to live on. This applies to films, music, books, software, design, research and many other areas.
Oh God, let's not get into that.
Wait, no lets. In what way does copyright provide a way to guarantee monetising creativity?
If your stuff is crap, then no one is going to buy it. If it is good, and you're not a complete arsehole to your actual customers (I'm looking at you music companies), then people are probably going to buy it from you.
Everytime I watch a DVD and have to sit through 2 minutes of warnings telling me what a complete twat I am for duplicating this DVD that I just bought, it makes me want to go out and shoot someone.