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Limit copyright to exactly 20 years

By someone else   Feb 21, 8:03pm   6 links   734 views   6 comments   watch (1)   quote      

Who is abusing you and which of your supposed "representatives" enabled the abuse:

Disney, Orrin Hatch, Bill Clinton

How the abusers profit:

Many millions (billions?) of dollars in sales of Mickey Mouse crap.

What you lose:

The integrity of our lawmaking process.
The ability to freely use works more than 20 years old.
The right to sell images Mickey Mouse.

How they rationalize their abuse:

People are living longer.
Foreign sales of Mickey Mouse help the US balance of trade.

How you should respond to their rationalizations:

Extending copyright due to pressure from lobbyists undermines the integrity of our lawmaking system.

There is never any legitimate cause to extend copyright beyond 20 years. It is symptomatic of the corruption inherent in our system of lobbying that a single corporation, Disney, has always gotten copyright extended exactly when the copyright on Mickey Mouse is about to expire.

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1   Dan8267   Feb 21, 8:05pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

Limit copyright to exactly 20 years

And retroactively cease all wealth generated from abusing copyright. Set an example. Seize the wealth of the individuals responsible to taking away the rights of the public. Then this shit will stop because the owner class will fear overstepping their bounds.

2   someone else   Feb 21, 8:17pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

But they haven't broken the law, they just corrupted the lawmaking process so that they could get more money.

That kind of corruption (big money lobbying) is still quite legal and is abused every day.

3   Dan8267   Feb 21, 8:22pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

But they haven't broken the law, they just corrupted the lawmaking process so that they could get more money.

Which is far worse than breaking the law and thus should be punished more severely. I'd rather someone break the law than the law making process.

4   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   Feb 22, 6:41am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Mickey Mouse's copyright should be void anytime an artist draws a dick on the distasteful freak.

5   NuttBoxer   Feb 22, 9:47am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

6   Tenpoundbass   Feb 22, 9:55am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patents even less, and no patents on government funded research.

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