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[edited by: zork at 6:17 pm (utc) on Apr 8, 2013]
Far more likely we'll convert our attitudes about intellectual property, cooperative versus individual efforts, and self-identity based on the digital infrastructure.
You can't do illegal things in anticipation of future laws.
the lack of a centralized, authoritative body of certification of IP that can keep up with the pace, range, and scale of creation and distribution
isn't being able to quantify damages part of the old model?
unless it is filed with the Copyright Office, and *only* if it was stolen *after* the date of registration.
Copyright does NOT have to be registered. It is protected from the day it was created but you may need to prove that you did create it and when. Registering it with any authority or notary is one way but it's not the only method. For example if the Wayback Machine features your web site and it has a record of the web page in question you should be covered. Or if every now and then you published your web site to PDF and sent a copy to your solicitor or other notary you will be covered.
Countries may choose to honor each other's copyright laws-- but the laws themselves are specific to the country you live and/or do business in.
We have the ability to undo the way people think
but it didn't stop illegal distribution and crowd-sourced mega sites, did it.
I'm quite certain there is no requirement to prove that the infringement was "willful.
So? Locks on doors don't stop people from stealing TVs either