Is the real problem with a lot of the creative industries explained in Andrews final words in the third paragraph when talking about those same creative industries: 'whose existence relies on copyright law and enforcement'
And there was me thinking that they should rely on creativity, producing Fantastic content we all want to consume and involve ourselves with.
Most people will not argue with the fact that people should be recognised for their work, however many of us object to the retrospective changing of laws in favour of big companies and a few individuals who will earn more in a year than we will in a life time. The artist created the work under the old laws, if they wer good enough then why are they not good enough now?
Us mere mortals have to scrimp and save and put away for our retirement and to provide for our children.
I would love to be paid for life plus more for the work I did yesterday. Just think the house I am renovating, all the creaetive effort I have put in to the design of the extension and the careful detailing of the work, In the future whenever the house is sold on, I get a kickback each time as the 'artist' that created that product.
Where is the incentive to create more fantastic works if you don't need to do so to keep the money rolling in?