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Re: [dvd-discuss] Extending copyright discourages the creation of new works.

Lots of other goodies filed on 20May2002 at


"Roy Murphy" <murphy@panix.com>
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05/24/2002 08:11 AM
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        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] Extending copyright discourages the creation of new 

'Twas brillig when microlenz scrobe:
> Not that I can recall. It's a good argument. The counter argument is 
> that "well these golden oldies provide us with the money to finance 
> the uncertainties of finding out who are the next generation by 
> publishing their work". My counter-counter argument is "But what you 
> are discussing is a monopoly at best with a duration so long that it 
> cannot be administered fairly or a perpetual one which HISTORY has 
> demonstrated is even worse. See the history leading up to the 
> statute of Anne.."

For an excellent treatment of the economic issues read the AC brief (I 
just now noticed that Amicus Curae and Anonymous Coward share the same 
by the 17 economists (including Milton Friedman) at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/openlaw/eldredvashcroft/supct/amici/economists.pdf

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