> This basically sums up the problem with the economy - it is gummed up with jobs that do not produce real wealth. Sure, lawyers will say that copyright laws
> are important because they give an incentive for real wealth creators to do stuff, but there is no natural law that ensures that the amount of human
> energy that goes into protecting existing wealth would not have produced a net greater benefit for society if it had been directed at creating new real
> wealth instead.
Copyright was built with the idea to give incentive to do work so that work can make it to the commons and other people can build off of that foundation. It wasn't a magic formula to make cash and that's how it is treated today.