Artistic Freedom Voucher

Quoting from a new paper by “The Center for Economic and Policy Research”: Co-Director Dean Baker,

The AFV is an alternative designed to maximize the power of individual choice, while working with the full potential of technology. Whereas the copyright system provides a state-enforced monopoly leading to enormous costs, inefficiencies and enforcement problems, the AFV provides a voucher system for creative workers that would lead to savings to consumers, taxpayers and the government. Lower advertising costs, an end to police or FBI crackdowns on students downloading music, and less monitoring by internet service providers of their customers are just a few examples of savings from the AFV system.

The full paper is available at “”: