The leading industry that is pushing the surveillance society is IP - because IP isn't enforceable without a big brother society.
Since that isn't in the public's interest, IP laws should be eliminated just for that reason.
IP laws are nothing like they were in the 70s. In the 70s, piracy meant commercial sales of someone else's work - private copying was not illegal. Sound recordings were not copyright-able. software patents didn't use to exist. The length until something came into the public domain was a lot less. Author's tended to keep their copyrights to their own works.
It worked just fine then. We need to go back to that, instead of changing definitions and calling non-commercial reproduction "piracy", which under the original definition, it is not.
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