I’m tempted to pass this amazing Harper’s article off as my own…

Right now, it’s super important to take a stand – as users of works in the public domain and as citizens for whom the restrictions of “intellectual property” are supposed to pay off in the long term. Our rights are being eroded and our interests betrayed. Copying that was once tolerated because of its relative difficulty is now being outlawed because it’s easy. That is backward.

Copying is now free, and all scarcity of information is artificial. Let’s stop wasting energy propping up a bogus model.

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