While Jim K is correct in the ethical sense... I would sincerely like to see a more conscious awareness/effort to rebuild The Creative Commons, than more attention on the whole “it’s all about me” mindset.
The Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation established in Massachusetts, but with its home at Stanford University. Its aim is to build a layer of /reasonable/ copyright on top of the extremes that now reign.
It does this by making it easy for people to build upon other people's work, by making it simple for creators to express the freedom for others to take and build upon their work.
Simple tags, tied to human-readable descriptions, tied to bullet-proof licenses, make this possible. /Simple/ - which means without a middleman, or without a lawyer.
By developing a free set of licenses that people can attach to their content, Creative Commons aims to mark a range of content that can easily, and reliably, be built upon. These tags are then linked to machine-readable versions of the license that enable computers automatically to identify content that can easily be shared.
🎯Legislators need to focus on three expressions together - a legal license, a human-readable description, and machine-readable tags - all of which constitute a Creative Commons license.