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RE: [dvd-discuss] [Off-topic] Eldred v. Ashcroft.

Maybe I missed something, but it seemed to me the government submission
didn't address public domain works that were returned to copyrighted by the
Bono act.

Wasn't that one of the "originality" issues that was appealed?

Or did they obfuscate this point by lumping it in with whether works still
protected by copyright are "original."
Isn't that a key point?  I can accept (but disagree with) the argument that
existing copyrights can be extended, 
but it seems like a completely different situation when works in the public
domain are placed back under copyright. 

David Kroll

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Dean Sanchez [mailto:DSanchez@fcci-group.com] 
Sent:	Wednesday, August 07, 2002 10:24 AM
To:	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:	RE: [dvd-discuss] [Off-topic] Eldred v. Ashcroft.

I think one of the most specious arguments he makes is the one that Congress
has "dramatically increased the scope of the public domain" by limiting the
copyright of non-published works to life+70.  What a croak!  If it wasn't
published, who cares if the copyright was unlimited.  The public never got
to see or benefit from its existence anyway.  Once it was published, it fell
under the copyright guidelines and would eventually became part of the
public domain.

-----Original Message-----
From: 78v3rc001@sneakemail.com [mailto:78v3rc001@sneakemail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 7:41 PM
To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] [Off-topic] Eldred v. Ashcroft.

I saw this too. You need to have a gasbag to kick around anyway. He is legal
counsel for paramount, so it's his job. He lists "ten myths" about copyright
extension/public domain. I thought that it would be good to have "ten myths
refuted" if there was an audience for it. 

Phill K.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "microlenz@earthlink.net

> Check out the link there
> http://llr.lls.edu/
> Loyala is putting together a synmposium but one strikes my eye and offends
> The Mythology Of The Public Domain:
>     Exploring The Myths Behind Attacks On The
>     Duration Of Copyright Protection 
>     Scott M. Martin