copyfighter

n.
A person who opposes copyright laws and practices that he or she perceives to be unfair.
copyfight v.
Example Citations:
With the rushed passage into law of the Digital Economy Act this month, the fight over copyright enters a new phase. Previous to this, most copyfighters operated under the rubric that a negotiated peace was possible between the thrashing entertainment giants and civil society.
—Cory Doctorow, " Digital Economy Act: This means war: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/16/digital-economy-act-cory-doctorow," The Guardian, April 16, 2010
Mark down the date: The age of stealing music via the Internet is officially over. It's time for everybody to go legit. The reason: We won. And all you audiophiles and copyfighters, you know who fixed our problems? The record labels and online stores we loved to hate.
—Paul Boutin, " The Age of Music Piracy Is Officially Over: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/st_essay_nofreebird/," Wired, November 29, 2010
Earliest Citation:
This blog will mostly focus on questions I have about the future of copyright with respect to the Internet and digital media.
—Derek Slater, " Introductions: http://cmusings.blogspot.com/2003_01_19_archive.html\#87871312," A Copyfighter's Musings, January 22, 2003
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I'm not sure I agree with the definition. I know copyfighters who do not oppose the idea of copyright law. They simply want to reform the copyright laws to make them more balanced. Many copyfighters are also proponents of free and open source software. Free and open source software licenses typically use copyright law to their advantage.Thanks for the feedback, Adrian.

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