I don't see why there is controversy around copyright laws. It's not like the rules needed to change. Intellectual property remains the property of it's creator. Provided the idea is uniquely their own and not a simple, or complicated copy of other property. That said it remains the public domain, and common knowledge cannot be held accountable for copyright infringement. As it states, copyright applies to "Intellectual" Property. Further more most countries attribute that ownership unto 50 or so years postmortem.