Am I the only one who is bothered by terms like "copyright industry" and "content industry"? It seems that these terms are coming into common use in Internet discussion forums and elsewhere. It seems that they refer primarily to RIAA and MPAA member companies.
Using these terms helps promote the myth that there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and people who produce copyrights and content. In making their industries seem special, this myth bolsters the xxAAs' case that they should receive special treatment under the law for protection of their markets. I don't want to help them, and so I do not use these terms. I encourage you, too, to avoid these terms—and the companies that they refer to.
 In some specific cases, where law or contract holds otherwise, this is not true.