The History of Copyright

Thanks to +Denise Howell who shared +Scott Beale's post about this video from Laughing Squid:

Star Wars quips aside, I love this video.  Copyright has outlived it's usefulness on so many levels.

I don't want to rehash my older arguments about this, but I would like to ask you all, what do you think is the way forward?  Honestly, I can't really see one anymore without going outside of the law to something like Creative Commons.

My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett.  I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror.  I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia.  I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.