Reader post by: rwhetsel
Posted on: June 5, 2007, 10:56 PM PDT
The problem lies in the way outdated copyrights laws try to stifle innovation and creativity; not whether or not a student has downloaded a mp3 file. We try to own ideas, thoughts works of art and DNA. We hide scientific breakthroughs in drug research from the people who need it the most. Technology has changed the way we buy books, how we meet new people and how we share information. The way that people conduct business has changed drastically. Isn’t it about time the outdated copyrights laws and failing business models catch up to technology.