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[ARSCLIST] Prof. Lawrence Lessig on automatic copyright renewal.

Interesting article at
http://news.com.com/2008-1082_3-1013830.html?part=ctx&tag=chl about Prof.
Lawrence Lessig's attempt to make copyright dependent on payment of a $1
fee at the 50 year mark, rather than automatic. As Lessig puts it,
"Congress was just trying to extend the term for the 2 percent of content
that had commercial value, but they gave no thought to that vast majority
of content that had no commercial value." and "If the copyright's not worth
a dollar to you after 50 years, what reasonable person would say it should
be extended?"

In answer to the last question, the MPAA is of course against the proposal.


Joel Bresler
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