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[dvd-discuss] Washington Post supports reforming copyright
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- Subject: [dvd-discuss] Washington Post supports reforming copyright
- From: Jeremy Erwin <jerwin(at)ponymail.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 13:23:12 -0500
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An unsigned editorial in this morning's Post
"Free Mickey Mouse"
..." While copyrights at first protected works for no more than 28
years, they now extend 70 years beyond the life of the author -- and 95
years for corporate copyright holders. Far from promoting creativity,
this has turned whole categories of American national culture into
heritable assets owned by people who had nothing to do with their
creation. It has inhibited free expression, notably the borrowing and
parody of ideas and stories. "...
If I remember correctly, the Post also editorialized on behalf of
Eldred before the decision came out. It's good to see that at least one
media organization isn't dropping the ball.