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Future Copyright

Copyright has become one of the most lucrative and contentious tools of many modern businesses. As digital technology has made copyright infringement trivially easy, copyright laws and litigation have eroded public confidence. Copyright has traditionally balanced the rights of creators and distributors to profit from their work, with the wider social benefit of free access to information, but that delicate social balance has now become a battleground...between the giant corporations and the digital elite, with the ordinary consumer caught in the middle. In a world were "Information Wants To Be Free" and content providers want to exert total control, what isthe future of copyright?