Big budget movies are often called out as the signal case for copyright. The big budget movie industry is also perhaps the foremost pusher of expanding copyright and related restrictions. This topic will (it’s a wiki topic; non-new users can edit) summarize evidence for the latter.
- DRM in HTML5 as demanded by TV/movie industry and its intermediaries
- SOPA including the MPAA’s ongoing efforts
- TPP and other trade deals
- (Many more spanning decades)
These motivate the need to knock off genuflection to the big budget movie industry by reformers and (in part, through) to decrease the cultural hold of the big budget movie industry through both policy and product competition from the commons.