I'm wearing this shirt right now that says "The content of this shirt is no longer available due to a copyright claim." I bought it as a silly reminder that the efforts to strengthen copyright restrictions are deeply misguided; they always have unintended, negative side effects, and do little to achieve their stated aim. The internet is good at spreading ideas, and folks don't seem to cope well with that. This means that, as long as we keep investing in the internet, copyright will continue to weaken. It means that advertising will be more powerful. It means that people will spread misinformation, hoping that others will be misguided by it. Our ability to progress as a society will be governed by our ability to harness these trends for good, rather than fight them. If you find yourself trying to legislate away technological progress, you're probably on the wrong side of history.