This is an interesting article about the future of culture in American society and the impact that current copyright law has on it.
The argument is that culture will become like a bag of potato chips. Something to be consumed, but not to be created. It’s an interesting argument, and I think that in some respects, the guy is right, but the trick that he’s missing is that first you have to have people that want to create things like music, movies and books that also want to give them away for free. Those people who do choose to do that, are doing so to gain exposure for themselves and the possibility of a contract.
The sad fact of our society is that sooner or later, it always comes down to money.