copy protected media

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
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:
>> Most
>> 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,
> A.Kromic
     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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