How to talk about copyright?


Consumers of culture”


To imply physical property, and suggest that culture may be “consumed”, “used up”

To imply that culture is a one-way process, originating with author and ending with consumer

To supports the divide of people into active, creative “authors” and passive “consumers” of culture


Avoid it. Word “user” is much better in most cases. Use “audience” instead if you cannot avoid it