Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Copyright Reform

I don't often agree with Lawrence Lessig, but I have signed his petition to the US congress to ask for the passage of the Public Domain Enhancement Act. which I believe is necessary for the further spread of ideas and will be a boon to creativity. This act would require copyright holders to renew copyrights after 50 years and pay a nominal sum (suggested: $1) for a second term. Its estimated that this would move 98% of copyrighted works into the public domain at the expiration of the first term.

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