The History of Copyright

Thanks to +Denise Howell who shared +Scott Beale's post about this video from Laughing Squid:

Star Wars quips aside, I love this video.  Copyright has outlived it's usefulness on so many levels.

I don't want to rehash my older arguments about this, but I would like to ask you all, what do you think is the way forward?  Honestly, I can't really see one anymore without going outside of the law to something like Creative Commons.