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

On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Michael A Rolenz wrote:

> .002's comment is apt. To flip the USSC on its head (figeratively), we 
> went from a simple copyright system that everybody could understand  ("c" 
> notice" + date of publication) to a complicated one that nobody can 
> (life+N(t), N'(t)>0). The confusion that would be caused by eliminating 
> the latter is less than the confusion caused and forseeablly to be caused 
> by adopting the latter. One piece of mischief is the N(t) above.

In fact, there was a term length question on my IP exam yesterday. I gave 
the correct answer, but noted that the prof. was being awfully optimistic 
about the Eldred case in having an end date at all. ;)