The DMCA is a horrible creation of big business lobbying. That I’ll agree to. But Wolverine is out of his mind to think that Copyright law hinders technology. I think you may have Patent and Copyright mixed up considering Copyright allows for the work, and Patent covers the technology, system, process. Copyrights are cheap (about $80USD), patents are thousands of dollars. I would suggest to Wolvering to create something worth money, and then let it off into the wild without any notice to the world that you created it, watch the world use it, and never get compensated for it. Then you won’t be so high and mighty, on your horse of ignorance. Why would ANYONE creating ANYTHING if all music, video and software was free to exchange? The open source world only exists as a snub to the business world, anyone who is in open source will die off because of lost revenue, customers will eventually go to commercial offerings because of support and reliability, and above that, someone to blame if the product goes bad. Consumers fair use rights should be extended to creating backup CD’s, DVD’s, etc so that your original isn’t destroyed by use/overuse, but ends upon the sharing of the duplicate. You can share the duplicate if the original is never played, you can share the original if the dupe is never played. Fair Use also ends when its distributed across the internet. If you don’t state ONE thing that you’ve created that is worth money and you aren’t getting paid for it, nor getting any street cred for it, then you are wasting EVERYONES time and you just look foolish. Anyone who argues that copyright laws should be abolished without having intimate knowledge of the business world should let those of us who survive off of our works decide the fate of our works. I still agree that the DMCA should be wiped out, and CD/DVD prices slashed.