Cheap CD site attacks copyright law 09:16 on Thursday

Divvying the world into areas of trade where prices can be fixed is just the way the world works. Yes, music industry does it too. Yes, it sucks. Yet I find this comment on a BBC news piece on cheap CD retail chain CD-Wow quite bizarre:

The Hong Kong-based retailer is now calling for a full review of copyright law that it claims “serves to line the pockets of the music industry at the expense of the consumer”.

Isn’t that pretty much the definition of copyright law? You create something intangible that is of value, you’re granted a copyright to “line your pockets” with your creation, and ultimately the consumers pay for it…?

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