This article written by Mark Helprin for the Wall Street Journal serves as a pertinent reminder of the value of copyright protection for the millions of people who make a living producing and licensing original creative work. Helprin tackles copyright critics head on, and issues a call to action for all creators to stand up against complacency and make your voice heard.
Rob Haggart of APhotoEditor.com selected this quote from Helprin’s article as a jumping point for commentary on both sides of the copyright debate:
New technologies will always demand and deserve careful navigation and difficult readjustments. But the weakening or de facto abolition of copyright will not merely roil the seas, it will drain them dry. Those who would pirate what you produce have developed an elaborate sophistry to convince you that they are your victim. They aren’t. Fight back.
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