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"If copyright is abolished the creators lose"
That's one of the big questions of our times. DO THEY? Is copyright really necessary for the creation and publication of new art? Assuming offhand that that's the case, is what has led to the exponential expansion of copyright terms, and imo it's a huge mistake.
More importantly, is there a business model that can work without any copyright that can sustain the creative economy (minus the armies of lawyers)? For instance, is there a way for musicians to use recorded music as a means of promoting the sponsorship of music they've yet to write? Time will tell.
On a side-note, I totally agree with you that if non-commercial copying is legalized, most other problems will be moot. After all, that's the part of the copying exclusivity privilege that most often conflicts with the right of the individual to use their possessions in the way they wish.
And i note that if non-commercial copying was legal, there would be much less scope for commercial copying in the first place.