Decades from now, once we've learned how to scan and upload a human mind, it's going to be possible to be revived after a physical death and live on as a computer simulation of yourself. But have you considered what that really means, considering the current behavior of the major media companies?
From time to time I like to post satirical takes on piracy, copyright, and related topics. This video by Tom Scott looks an what copyright enforcement might look like in the future.
As funny as this might be, there's a problem with the joke.Your recorded memories of a copyrighted work are not the work itself. You created the memories yourself and thus you own the copyright. Of course, that's not going to stop the media companies, but my point remains.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:
"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."