I don’t want the government sticking its fingers anywhere in the internet pie.
At the same time, as a storyteller, I understand that musicians, movie makers, writers and artists of all kinds should have their work protected and be fairly compensated. Who will put in that kind of effort, creative sweat, hard – damn hard work for nothing? Why should anyone produce anything? So people can just take it for free while they have to continue to shuck corn for some sales and marketing company?
We are rapidly headed toward the day when only a few rich and altruistic people will bother to make music or films or books or anything, and I guarantee that most of what we will get will be crap.
People should be, indeed they need to be fairly compensated for their work – and it should be their work. And the people who want everything for free off the internet? They are worse than thieves. They are dream killers.