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RE: [dvd-discuss] Argument: NO extensions can be constitutional. Eldred related -- of DVD interest

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy A Erwin [mailto:jerwin@gmu.edu]
> Yeah, but the government will assert that the longer 
> copyright terms are 
> necessary  to offset the falling costs of piracy. Longer copyright 
> term -> more to time to offset initial costs. (see 
> Landes/Posner, 1989).
But, couldn't that be countered with the fact that distribution costs
are falling? The only real cost with most copyrighted material is
advertising -- unless you're talking about movies where they'll
spend $250M and end up with 'Water World'...