Who are copyright laws protecting in the end?

A very nice article by Nick Ross, that I came across while browsing Reddit. It goes in line with most of my current opinions on copyright, DRMs, etc, but puts all of this in context with a few personal stories and well-sourced facts. Neat!

When it comes to copyright theft and piracy, many people assume there’s just one side – the side of truth, justice and copyright owners. Beyond that there are parasitical thieves. When most governments come to legislate on the matter, their response is usually one of listening to what big corporations and lobby groups say and nodding in agreement. For the general public, years of being bombarded by cross platform marketing campaigns have ingrained people with various “Piracy bad. Copyright good” slogans.

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