Copying only gets easier

Copy­ing only got eas­ier fol­low­ing the pas­sage of these laws—copying will only ever get eas­ier. Right now is as hard as copy­ing will get. Your grand­chil­dren will turn to you and say “Tell me again, Grandpa, about when it was hard to copy things in 2012, when you couldn’t get a drive the size of your fin­ger­nail that could hold every song ever recorded, every movie ever made, every word ever spo­ken, every pic­ture ever taken, every­thing, and trans­fer it in such a short period of time you didn’t even notice it was doing it.”

Cory Doc­torow - Lock­down: The com­ing war on general-purpose com­put­ing.