After being cloistered for most of its 300 years, copyright has been subject recently to inspection, scrutiny, and suspicion. In many ways, the current examination of copyright is healthy and welcome. You also have failed to understand how copyright embodies through law the most basic American notions of property and capitalism. While the egalitarian nature of today's copyright dialogue brings more and diverse voices into the debate, too much of today's discourse suffers from a large number of participants whose chief contributions are heat rather than light. The author hopes that by introducing resources to those interested in copyright, regardless of legal training, the level of discourse during this critical time in its development can improve.
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