Go Go Google
The authors should be state funded in relation to quality (as judged by a large panel of authors in their field) and quantity (god help us Enid Blyton and wotsizname who wrote that Da Vinci crap). Copyright should be folded into this as an identifier of authorship till something better is found. Then all books and other publications (scientific, social, gossip, dirty) should be digitized and made freely available to the public.
End of trade secrets, patent hogging, misleading ads for big fat turds of books, magazine or newspaper or journal monopoly owners hogging "entertainment" material etc etc. Huge advance for knowledge, culture, innovation, social awareness and all the latest on Paris. Huge sigh of relief from poor countries and poor people everywhere.
Google is showing the way it can be done. Sure, it has a working commercial model, but what the fuck do you expect in the US or our sick retarded and retarding capitalist world.
Capitalism is clogging the arteries of the world, and if we don't clean em up soon the world will have the mother of all heart attacks. It's been at least a century since capitalism could truthfully claim it advances knowledge, culture, innovation etc. What little progress it has presided over has been forced upon it, combated by it, and most of the time represented a kind of collective planned approach that's anathema to it. Socialism eating it up from inside.
Time to end the capitalist monopoly (enforced by arms and blackmail and wars) on goverment and the management of finance and production.
(Paris cos she'd enjoy total world penetration)