New TeeVee has an article explaining recent research asserting that copyright as we know it is basically over. Almost all copyright discussion happens in the context of music or film or television because that’s where there’s so much more money for current stakeholders to lose. Comics in total is just a much smaller ecosystem than music and video. BUT no doubt changes there will impact comics.
Also in the arena of copyright issues, cartoonist Nina Paley made an awesome looking animated movie called Sita Sings the Blues she can’t get released because of copyright issues. I wrote about this early at my blog+training wheels comic site Altertainment, but COPYFIGHT has a nice round-up on the issue worth checking out.