The Purpose of Copyright
2000-02-07 01:00:00 UTC
Open Spaces has a good article on the origins and purpose of copyright and the dangers of misinterpretation. The basic claim of the article, that copyright should promote the arts and science rather than protect authors, is beginner's material (which is to say, if you didn't know that then you should). However, the analysis, examples and history given will be valuable to many readers.