Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.
"Cultural consumers are not organized at all. They can speak only through their elected representatives, but most of those people will be listening to the money—to the lobbyists for the content industries, new and old, as those industries search for more reliable ways to squeeze profits from the awesome stuff that human beings have created."Posted on 2014-10-16T21:29:44+0000