Controlling in detail how we enjoy books, music or films is not what copyright is designed for. Copyright is supposed to be about rewarding artists fairly for their creativity. Modern copyright fails to do that. A 2018 survey by the Authors Guild revealed that median earnings from book income fell by 50%, from 2009′s $6,250, to $3,100 in 2017. In the music industry, a 2021 U.K. Parliament report found that performers’ incomes average less than the median wage.