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As a software developer, the copyright laws do not affect me much. There already exists satisfactory free software licenses that appear to work well within the current framework.
However, as a consumer of works such as music, books, TV programs, and movies, the current laws do not work well with digital distribution. For example, I am a Canadian currently living in Japan, but I am unable to watch many Canadian TV programs because it is illegal to rebroadcast on the Internet.
In my opinion, the three main themes on which the government should concentrate are:
If authors could have easier access to the work of other authors, on the Internet for example, ideas would circulate better and faster, enhancing creativity. Also, people could save time and start working on their own ideas faster.
I do not believe in competition, but cooperation. In this mindset, what would promote cooperation would be to allow further reuse of original work by other authors. In my opinion, this would expand the base of development for additional original work, and automatically invite more investments.
If artists fear such changes because they would receive less money back, a centralized money bank for artists could be established. This money would be taken from taxes, and hopefully the population at large would find this acceptable given the wider range of free or cheap content available online.
Any kind of changes that allows easier distribution and consumption of goods on the Internet.