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Creative and cultural industries aided by the copyright regulations engage in overenthusiastic enforcement of legislation and technological encryption. Amateur creativity, confronted with legal hassle, goes underground. A state of affairs results wherein economic activities and social welfare are held hostage to intellectual property regime thus distorting the functioning of the markets. Market failure, can however be avoided through the opportunities that exist - in both commercial and non commercial production and consumption models- to thrive in the digital and physical world.