The points below are a quick guide to what we’re about. For a more detailed explanation, see this article.
Myth: Copyright was invented by writers and artists, to protect themselves.
Copyright was invented by the publishing industry, to subsidize distribution, not creation.
Myth: Musicians, writers, and artists depend on copyright to earn a living.
Most creators do not support themselves from copyright-based earnings.
Myth: Copyright is about protection from plagiarism.
Sharing someone’s work is different from pretending you wrote it.
Myth: Copying is like stealing.
When you copy something, the original remains untouched.
Myth: Creativity would dry up without copyright.
Most creativity takes place outside copyright, and always has.