Why copyright alone can’t unrig creative labor markets.
Chokepoint Capitalism is my next book, co-written with the brilliant copyright scholar Rebecca Giblin. It’s a book about how the markets for creative labor were rigged, and how artists, fans, tinkerers, regulators and lawmakers can unrig them.
That second part is key: this isn’t just a book complaining about how tough things are for artists — it’s a book about how we can make things better.
There’s an obvious reason that our book’s focus on shovel-ready projects to put more money in artists’ pockets is important: you’d have to be a monster to prefer a world that underpays the writers, musicians, actors, and film and TV creators whose work heartens and delights you.
Source: What is Chokepoint Capitalism?. Why copyright alone can’t unrig… | by Cory Doctorow | Medium