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Re: [dvd-discuss] Specific ironies of the CTEA

Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> Hey...here's another funny thing that could happen...suppose an author
> disappears and is declared dead after 7(?) years. His estate sells of
> all his belongings, gives them away or whatever and distributes his
> assets to heirs. Then the author shows up (Not implausible. Bierced
> disappeared. Traven of Treasure of the Sierre Madre reclused to
> Mexico). Who owns the copyright? Copyright is a FEDERAL right. Being
> declared dead is a state or local one.

All we need is a rogue state declaring people dead before they're born.

> How about "Copyright for somewhere between 28 and 50 yrs. Period."

I vote for 28 years!