are you sure about this?
It seems to me copyright as it is in common law countries is first and foremost about _controlling distribution_.
It's literally the right to make copies.
AFAIU, there is a difference from common law countries, for example.
E.g. in Italy an author cannot ever lose the status of author of a work, even if the the distribution rights are owned by someone else.
If we look far enough in the future, copyright will mean something very different that what it means today. But I'm biased, considering that I built company in this space.