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Current copyright law does not merely distort some markets – rather it destroys entire markets. (PDF)
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A Republican Study Committee policy brief describes what it calls three myths of copyright law: that copyright is designed to compensate content creators, that copyright is "free market capitalism at work," and that the current copyright regime leads to innovation and productivity. It proposes instead reforming statutory damages, expanding fair use, punishing false copyright claims, and significantly restricting available copyright terms.
Conservative blogger Stewart Baker asserts
that it is "the most radical proposal for overhauling copyright that we have seen in recent years — and the most head-turning change of direction in decades for either party on intellectual property issues," while others
wonder whether there is a trade-off between improved copyright law but with lower entertainment industry profits (thus reducing potential Democratic party funding sources).