… or why less copyright would result in a broader range of movies. I compare the movie market with the book market in England and Germany 200 years ago where only England has a copyright.
In short, in England were published less books but few authors earns a lot of money. In Germany, no copyright exists and there are published a lot of different book titles also for niche themes. Much much more authors than in England had a reasonable income but very seldom somebody had got an extraordinary salary. The German engineering tradition is partly founded in this time where a lot of technical literature has been published and it is very likely that this never has happened with a copyright on books.
The thematik is a German one, my sources are in German only. So I don’t translate this (long) article. … until somebody asks.