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Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
- From: "Peter D. Junger" <junger(at)samsara.law.cwru.edu>
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:15:53 -0400
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 29 May 2002 10:25:24 BST." <steve-1020529102523.A0119270@steve.i2it.co.uk>
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"Steve Hosgood" writes:
: Jolley <email@example.com> wrote:
: > The answer for an upper limit could be in the constitution.
: > ...by securing for limited Times to Authors...
: > Anything granted beyond an author's lifetime
: > is being granted to someone else.
: That's the neatest observation I've seen for a while! There must be some way
: to draw the court's attention to it.
Unfortunately most judges went to law school and, if they did not
sleep through there first year property course, know about the
distinction between words of ``purchase'' such as ``to Arthur''
and words of ``limitation'' such as ``for ten months'' or ``for
life'' or ``from this day until the ending of the world.''
Good try though.
Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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