Does open source mandate change in copyright law?
In their paper Money Ruins Everything, Australian law professor Dan Hunter and economist John Quiggin (right) argue that open source and Internet creativity mandate changes in copyright law, which now favor industries whose costs have disappeared.
"If copyright industries were, as once was the case, the only path for content to move from the author to the public, then it would be a terrible thing if these industries died,” they write. But these industries “are no longer the only game in town.”
Thus their conclusion: