The blurring of the boundary between consumption and production

Previously there was a general demarcation between Internet users (usually individuals) and producers (usually organisations). This demarcation is now becoming increasingly blurred. Furthermore, as more and more users become content producers they will often be more supportive of copyright enforcement as they begin to be more interested in compensation for their work. Alongside copyright and IPR regime enforcement, there are also other routes emerging for content producers (amateurs, professional-amateurs, and professionals) including licencing through the Creative Commons framework, as well as other options which strip out traditional intermediaries such as direct donations from users, global sponsorship opportunities and crowd sourced micro-funding.