As opposed to without copyright law where the works would be destroyed in exactly the same way, except this time conditional on them existing in the first place?
Really now... And I suppose the following:
Vast portions of our art and history had NO Patent or Copyright "protection" to speak of and yet they were done. Your premise is, sadly, an old saw- and very, very much wrong.
Unfortunately most folks nowadays are so shit-scared of someone bigger and more powerful coming along and "stealing" their idea, leaving them (the inventor) in ruins, it might be their only perceived way of protecting themselves and their invention.
2) In GTA3 etc who cares about hitting small stuff like traffic cones?
Or pedestrians, other vehicles, buildings, street furniture, pedestrians....
Why not? If you couldn't work out how to start your car, would it be your fault? It seems to be what you're implying...I think that if the user can't figure out how to use ctrl+alt+del, it's not a problem with the software.
There's too much reliance on the "User is always wrong" approach in producing software and interfaces for it and that if they have a problem, they should just "deal with it". Consumer devices that take this approach just generally fail to catch on. If something says "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to begin", they _might_ get pressed together or they might be pressed sequentially. Stuff like this gets missed out time and time again.