said by Joey1973 :
Since they've abused it so badly, I say that we--the people--should abolish 'copyright' entirely. After all, it's not like these people really "created" anything--every author of something was raised, educated, trained, and inspired by others; everything they've ever done is attributable to someone else.
YOu are absolutely correct. Let me know when you tell your employer that you no longer need your pay, since you are not doing anything that wasn't attributable to the people that helped educate you or inspired you.