Originally Posted by ZippyDSMlee
I am semi passionate about copy right and its ability to stagnate freedom of expression.
How would you say Copyrighting stagnates freedom of expression? Copyright is there to protect the intellectual property or a person or group of people. Wish is fair enough. If I make something, people shouldn't be able to use it without my consent. If you're referring to stuff like music, which is obviously widely distributed through legal, illegal, and semi-legal means, then I sort of see your point. Where do you draw the line as to what can and can't be used on youtube, for example? I agree there should be some extent to fair usage in this scenario, but even then, the main priority should be to defend a person's property.