copy protected media
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 11 23:13:36 UTC 2010
On 07/11/2010 06:20 PM, A. Kromic wrote:
> On 10/07/10 22:59, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> music is copyrigted for the life of the writer plus, I believe 25 years
>> the last I heard . I also believe the performance by the musician or
>> singer is protected for ever. If this is so, recent movies will never be
>> in the public domain.
> Actually it is for the life of the author + 70 years in many
> jurisdictions, and I believe some have even raised it to something more,
> like 90 years or so... (US?)
> Nothing is protected forever. Copyrights lapse sooner or later, per the
> above mentioned rules, everywhere.
> Kind regards,
Well I guess You may be right,I don't know. I worked on TV
commercials and based on that, And I am going here from memory I think
the term may have been Indefinitely. I wouldn't go to court with only
this in my pocket But I believe I am right. In any case Life plus 90
years is as much a rip off as forever for all practical purposes when
compared to the patent of a productive invention for twenty years.
There was a time when automotive inventions were only good for one year
for fear that one Auto manufacturer would run all the others out of
business in a couple years time.
Think about this, it is within the real possibility that a
software manufacturer could write a program so innovative that no one
could write a competitive program and no one could compete for 190
years. I guess we will have to wait to see if that happens??
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