I don't know if that video will come through on blogger properly.
Here's a link, in case it doesn't: http://www.colbertnation.com/
It seems kind of funny, and fairly trivial, but the implications are really kind of profound.
Intellectual "property" isn't like actual property. Media industry has popularized the word "piracy" to describe the sharing of media, but in actual piracy or theft the original owner is deprived of something. At one point they had some physical object in their possession, now they don't have it anymore. If a person burns a copy of a CD and gives it to a friend, the record company hasn't actually lost anything.
Your income from any one creative work was limited by the distribution network - as in, there was no such thing as distribution networks, therefor it was quite limited.
Consequently, any of the ways a person can get extremely rich involve creating something which can be infinitely reproduced, and a small to moderate fee charged to each of a virtually unlimited audience.
Examples range from software developers to musicians, movie stars and athletes - any form of media creation; all examples of a zero or negligible additional cost per consumer, and millions of user.
[Next up: Government Intervention]