“I've written fourteen novels, four short stories, a screenplay, a television pilot, and innumerable blog posts. It's safe to say I'm a content creator. So you might think I'd feel supported by ceaseless corporate attempts to further expand copyright laws. But I don't. Instead, I feel threatened.
Sharing is the lifeblood of the Internet, and if giant corporations succeed in their latest attempts to gut fair use of copyrighted materials and to hold people liable for anything, even a comment, someone else posts on a website, then Internet sharing, and the creativity it enables and fuels, will be severely impaired. Small companies will go out of business. Speech will be chilled. Content will be restricted. Giant corporations, which are the only entities that will have the resources to police their sites in the absence of robust fair use and safe harbor laws, will be further empowered at the expense of the wider society. It's a great deal for oligarchs. For the rest of us, not so much.
So don't fall for the 'copyright is good for content creators' head fake. Proper copyright protection, with common-sense limits, is essential. Beyond that is just an attempt by corporations to control the Internet at the expense of everyone else. And they'll get away with it, too — unless we stop them.”