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Re: [ARSCLIST] The Incompetence at ENHS
James L Wolf wrote:
> In 2067, ALL pre-1972 recordings are supposed to go into the public domain. Of course, realistically speaking, Disney et al. will find someone to sponser another retro-active extension sometime before 2018 (when 1923 items would start going into the public domain), and such an extension will likely pass, putting the date out to 2087 or later.
> It seems unlikely to me that the public domain will ever open again, for anything, in the United States. I simply don't see anyone with enough money to counter the corporate interest, and the situation doesn't provoke enough public outrage to force any congressional member to ignore the influence and money of the corporations.
> This mean, of course, that foreign countries with their actually limited copyright terms will continue to have an advantage when it comes to re-issuing older American material.
As long as Britain doesn't go to 70 or 95 years..if that happens, it's Goodbye Charlie.
Wonder what the copyright term is in Iraq?
dl (ducking for cover)