Is Copyright Law The New Prohibition?
from the try-to-avoid-that dept
Declan McCulllough’s latest column talks about how the debate over copyright issues is getting louder on all sides. He discusses a few of the different challenges to current copyright law, and then compares copyright law to Prohibition, explaining that setting up laws where the punishment doesn’t even remotely fit the crime isn’t likely to help anything. All it really does is turn more perfectly good citizens into federal criminals. It also increases a disrespect for the law. McCullough hopes that politicians realize this and don’t make any stupid decisions on copyright law, and instead try to fix some of the problems with existing copyright laws and “square them with reality”.